Outdoors,  Seasonal,  Yard Art

Reindeer Games Rudolph

light up Rudolph Reindeer Games
light up Rudolph Reindeer Games

From scrollsaw to jigsaw… working with Sheila Landry to produce a large scale yard art patterns from her scroll saw designs.

 

 

 

 

The Mission: To convert scrollsaw patterns to jigsawing patterns.

The Total Cost: $30 materials.

The Total Time: 5 hrs

The Process: To enlarge the scrollsaw pattern as is and see if there is any difficulty in cutting the same pattern with a jig saw using a scrolling blade. First we get the Rudolph Reindeer Games Yard Art Ornament pattern to fit onto a 3/4 sheet of plywood. With a little bit of tracing paper and a scrolling jig saw, we make quick work of the cutting. We also used the optional easel display stand.

Rudolph Reindeer Games Yard Art
Rudolph Reindeer Games Yard Art plan
Rudolph Reindeer Games Yard Art bak board
Rudolph Reindeer Games Yard Art display easel
Rudolph Reindeer Games Yard Art cut out
Rudolph Reindeer Games Yard Art plywood cutout

First thing I do is give it a coat of semi-transparent deck stain. I like using this as a base coat because its primer and paint all in one.

painted Rudolph Reindeer Games Yard Art
painted base coat Rudolph Reindeer Games Yard Art

Next we give it 2 coats of blue paint for the backer board.

feeling blue
feeling blue
painting the plywood backer board
painting the plywood backer board
painting the plywood backer board
painting the plywood backer board

And now we finish off the reindeer silhouette.

Rudolph painted yard art.
Rudolph painted yard art.

All done and on display.

Reindeer Games Rudolph yard art
Reindeer Games Rudolph yard art

This plan is available in out online store, found here.

When I first saw this design I immediately thought about it being back lit, between the reindeer and the blue backer board. One way to do that is with blocks to use as spacers, simply measure the length needed, there’s no magic size really. Here I stapled the set of 25 mini lights in place.

wiring the Reindeer Games Rudolph yard art
wiring the Reindeer Games Rudolph yard art

Next was to drill a hole in behind the reindeer for the power cord to pass through.

wiring the Reindeer Games Rudolph yard art
wiring the Reindeer Games Rudolph yard art

I used 3 scrap blocks as spacers, nailed in three different places and then screwed through the backer board.into the three blocks. All done!

light up Rudolph Reindeer Games
light up Rudolph Reindeer Games
light up Rudolph Reindeer Games
light up Rudolph Reindeer Games

A Newfoundland born Canadian with a life long interest in woodworking, baking and anything else that peaks my curiosity.

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