Holiday Yard Decorations – Free Plans

The holidays are just around the corner. Many woodworkers enjoy making holiday yard decorations. GP (Georgia Pacific) has a couple of plans at their site so that you have a template to start with. The pattern for the yard decoration is on a grid that will allow you to easily scale the size of the item. I am including links to a snowman yard decoration and a sleigh yard decoration.

Be careful, your friends and relatives are probably going to ask for one of their own.

Snowman Yard Accent Material List

• 1 Georgia-Pacific B-C Pine Plywood Panel, 19/32″ thickness (makes 2 snowmen)
• Jigsaw, sabre saw or similar power tool with plywood-cutting blade
• Transfer paper or carbon paper (at craft store)
• Large paper or grid paper
• Sandpaper or electric sander
• 3′ strip of lumber or plywood, approximately 2″ wide x 1/2″ thick
• 3″ strap hinge and six 1/2″ screws
• Primer
• Red, white, blue, yellow, black and dark gray acrylic paint
• Brushes: 1/2″ and 1-1/2″ for solid areas, 1/8″ for outlining

snowman yard decoration plan pattern

Click the picture for the complete plans.

Sleigh Yard Accent

The sleigh plan is also a very simple one. Work on this woodworking project with your whole family. Have each person paint their own and it is a memory that will be cherished for years to come.

Sleigh Yard Accent Materials List

•1 Georgia-Pacific Plytanium™ BC Plywood Panel, 19/32″ thickness (makes 2 sleighs)
• Jigsaw, sabre saw or similar power tool with plywood-cutting blade
•Transfer paper or carbon paper (at craft store)
•Large paper or grid paper
• Sandpaper or electric sander
•3′ strip of lumber or plywood, approximately 2″ wide x 1/2″ thick
• 3″ strap hinge and six 1/2″ screws
•Primer
•Red, green, yellow and black acrylic paint
•Brushes: 1/2″ and 1-1/2″ for solid areas, 1/8″ for outlining

Holiday sleigh yard plan pattern

Click on the image to view the complete plans.

Good luck with your projects. Have fun.

One Comment

  1. Dianne Fuller says:

    I truly have enjoyed the snowman. Although I am a Santa fan the most. This has added a brightness to my yard that I have been trying to get for several years! Thanks.

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