Paul’s Christmas Dove Wreath

This past weekend, while I was busy sewing felt birds for my Maine Backyard Bird Tree and my Owl Wish You a Merry Christmas Wreath, Paul was working on a project using my Christmas Dove pattern.

Christmas doves

The Christmas Dove has only one piece. Paul taped the pattern to a piece of white cedar he had kicking around. He used an awl to transfer the pattern lines onto the wood.

doves cut from white cedar wood

He used a band saw to cut out the doves.

Downeast Thunder Farm Christmas Dove Wreath

Paul painstakingly carved out the decorative lines of the dove. After sanding the birds, he stained the them white and used black paint to highlight the lines before painting the beak. Next time, rather than hand carving, he said might try a Dremel tool or wood burning tool.

christmas dove wreath

We lighted the wreath with a battery pack strand of lights and embellished it with icicle decorations and a silver bow printed with white tree branches. When the wreath is finished, folks can keep the doves for Christmas ornaments. It was a beautiful addition to the WHRL’s Christmas Tree Festival.

This entry was posted in , and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Paul’s Christmas Dove Wreath

  1. Sara says:

    That’s a beautiful wreath. Wonderful job on the doves!

You might enjoy these other recent posts...

Small But Mighty on Pigeon Hill

The rain let up for one glorious day this week. After what seemed like a week’s worth of chores, Hannah and I headed to Pigeon Hill. We debated taking Gidget … Continue reading

Happiness on a Rainy Day

I woke last night to the sound of pouring rain. Torrential rain. As I lay there listening, I dreaded morning. I organized the annual Elaine Hill Love a Nurse 5K … Continue reading

Happy to be Home

It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve spent any time here at Downeast Thunder Farm. Life has been a little too crazy. Hannah and I spent a week on … Continue reading

Coming Alive with Spring

It was a glorious Easter Sunday here – rare 74 degrees and sunny for April. Since my partner in crime (Hannah) is off on a trip to New York, I … Continue reading

Dilly the Duck Dilly – A Good Duck

Today is a sad day. It started out lovely with ice out on the sunny side of the pond. The ducks, Dilly, Quackers, Peep and Squeak enjoyed a first spring … Continue reading

The Handsome Hooded Merganser

You had to know that there was a Hooded Merganser duck pattern coming after my photos of a pair at the beaver pond last week. The male is so distinctive … Continue reading