Several years ago I received a holiday card featuring this swirl Christmas tree. I've always loved the flowing lines of the design, so decided to develop a pattern that I could use to cut a three dimensional tree from wood using my Proxxon scroll saw.
I used Make-the-Cut software to design the file. You can download a PDF copy of the file so you can create one of these trees, too. I mounted the printed file onto my wood blank using the painters' tape method that I describe here.
A bit of quick sanding using 150 grit sandpaper and the Proxxon Delta sander, and the tree was ready for finishing.
To finish this piece, I coated it with colored resin. Just three tiny specks of dye in the resin give the tree a rich, vivid color.
One step closer to Christmas!! Keep your eye on this blog for more fun Christmas ideas.