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.
The horses are carved on a piece of pine approx 11.5 x 11.5 inches. The bits used were a 1/8 inch upcut for roughing followed by a 90 Degree V-bit for detail, then I used a 1/8 in compression bit to cut out the shape. It will get a couple coats of clear polyuerethane for a final finish.