This Christmas DIY project was inspired by those overly large ornaments that hang in shops and various other places. If you are looking to create something ornament shaped and large, this holiday mantel ornament art might be a great holiday project for you!
18V ONE+™ Cordless 18 Gauge Nailer
18V ONE+™ Cordless 16 Gauge Nailer
18V ONE+™ Cordless Mitre Saw
18V ONE+™ Cordless Brushless Jigsaw
18V ONE+™ Cordless Random Orbit Sander
2.5cm X 10cm Pine Board
First, cut two squares of 6.4mm in plywood to measure 41cm x 41cm. They will be the front and back of the shadow box.
Next, cut a large ornament shape from paper and trace it onto the center of one of the squares.
Cut some scrap wood strips to measure 37cm in length. They will be glued to the other square of plywood to create the back wall of the piece.
Next, glue the pieces onto the plywood backing, using heavy objects to clamp the wood strips down. Leave 19mm of space all the way around so the frame can be “sandwiched” between the front and back pieces of plywood.
When glue has dried, lay out your frame around the scrap wood strips.
STEP 6Glue / nail the frame together at the corners.
STEP 7Flip everything over, and attach the backing to the frame.
STEP 8 Front panel cut out, can use a table saw to ensure a perfectly straight line for the ornament “string”.
Cut out along the traced line with the scroll saw.
Sand any rough edges.
Attach front panel cutout piece to the frame.
For added effect, install some battery operated Christmas lights to the back of the front panel.
…and there you have it! A unique holiday mantel display for the love of overly-large ornaments.
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