Holiday Luminary

  • Advertise with us
Project by scrollingmom posted 247 days ago 1075 views 4 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have started on some of my holiday makings. This is one that I have been wanting to make for awhile, just didn’t make the time to do it. Well, here it is. This is called Holiday Luminary and the pattern called for all four sides to be cut out the same. I thought it was too busy so I made two side solid. I also put in some black for background just so you could see the cut-outs.

The luminary is made of 1/4” Cedar. I just love the different color variations you get with Cedar. I know that most people do not use the pieces of wood that have the white edges, but I love those color differences. I also left the bottom unfinished so that a person could smell the cedar. The luminary is 5 1/2” square and 9 3/4” tall. The pattern is from Scrollsaw Woodworking & Crafts 2011 magazine, the maker is Gloria Cosgrove.

Thanks for looking and commenting.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

16 comments so far

View HillbillyShooter's profile


3845 posts in 792 days

#1 posted 247 days ago

Beautiful work and I love the theme!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

10226 posts in 1605 days

#2 posted 247 days ago

Wow, that is beautiful, Kelly!!
Will it have a candle or electric light inside?

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

View Michael Wilson's profile

Michael Wilson

585 posts in 990 days

#3 posted 247 days ago

Nicely done! Makes me want to fetch the scroll saw I was given in a couple boxes of tools and start cutting.

View scrollingmom's profile


751 posts in 964 days

#4 posted 247 days ago

Thank you everyone for the nice comments.

Jim it is made to have a candle inside.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

View Woodenwizard's profile


1033 posts in 1555 days

#5 posted 247 days ago

Nice job! I too like the color variations.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

View Celticscroller's profile


659 posts in 573 days

#6 posted 247 days ago

A beautiful piece of work Kelly. Your cutting is so clean and accurate. I love your choice of wood and I agree with the solid sides. I think it shows up the pattern much better.

-- Anna

View KnotCurser's profile


1738 posts in 1568 days

#7 posted 247 days ago

Exquisite work, Kelly! Love that detail!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

View nancyann's profile


104 posts in 393 days

#8 posted 247 days ago

I love it! Especially with the cedar. Beautiful work.

-- Nancy Antley

View Sanding2day's profile


784 posts in 346 days

#9 posted 247 days ago

Great work Kelly… Have you seen it in the dark with a candle inside? Certain it’ll look wonderful! Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

View doordude's profile


1070 posts in 1483 days

#10 posted 247 days ago

very nice design, love the smell of cedar, maybe you’ll smell it when you burn some candles.

View Hawaiilad's profile


1662 posts in 1521 days

#11 posted 247 days ago

Great job on that one Kelly. Did you stack cut the front and back?

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

View deon's profile


2008 posts in 1525 days

#12 posted 247 days ago

Fine work

-- Dreaming patterns

View tomd's profile


1671 posts in 2270 days

#13 posted 247 days ago

Very nice work looks great.

-- Tom D

View Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)'s profile (online now)

Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

7192 posts in 1420 days

#14 posted 246 days ago

Wow! This is just beautiful! You did a wonderful cutting job on it! :)


-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts, Sheila Landry Designs "Knowledge is Power"

View scrollingmom's profile


751 posts in 964 days

#15 posted 246 days ago

Thank you everyone.

I have not burned a candle inside yet. I too think that when it is burning you should be able to smell the cedar.
Yes, I did stack cut the front and back, then stacked the sides when I was ready to cut the perimeter.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

showing 1 through 15 of 16 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase