These cute angels will make a festive addition to your holiday table, while also helping to direct folks to their seats! The 18-gauge wire that holds the name cards is very easy to shape, and pre-drilling the blocks for the wire inserts prior to cutting them out makes the whole process much easier.
The angels can be cut from 3/4″ scrap wood left over from other projects. When making the sample pieces, I experimented with several types of wood to test different looks. The natural colored set was cut from hard maple because I knew the beautiful grain would be nicely complemented by the oil and shellac finish. Although this was the most difficult set to cut because of the hardness of the wood, I simply took my time cutting on the scroll saw, and the process was trouble-free.
I can’t decide which set is my favorite! I like them all, and each set has its own appeal. Of course, you can make a set all one color to match your own color scheme, or vary the colors as I did. Enlarge the patterns and cut them from 1/8″ stock, and they would make wonderful ornaments or gift package tie-ons. I hope you enjoy them and have fun experimenting with all the possibilities.
– 2.25″ tall