Christmas Ornament

This rather large Christmas ornament is made from MDF and is approx 11.25 inches (300mm) round.

I started off with a 12 inch square piece of MDF, gave it 2 coats of red acrylic paint with 2 coats of clear polyurethane on top. Then it was off the to CNC machine where the images of Santa and the reindeer and the words were carved. Then a final contour pass to cut out the circle and make it round.

The one you see here was hand-painted in gold, yellow and green. I’m offering these ornaments for sale in my on-line store customized with your family name. There’s 2 versions, one fully painted as shown here and one with just the background painted and sealed. You can leave it as-is or finish it yourself with whatever colours you like. I recommend acrylic paints. Be careful and just wipe off any excess paint with a damp sponge or cloth. It’s not very difficult and makes for a fun project while adding your own personal touch.