Category Archives: Inspiration

Ornament Plans

Hello Everyone!

As you may be aware, we have committed to decorate a tree during every even numbered year (2020, 2022, etc) for the Festival of Trees. The trees are auctioned off and the proceeds go to the Bellingham Senior Activities Center.

We will need a lot of turned ornaments to decorate a 6-ft tree. Don’t wait until the last minute — you can turn ornaments at any time of year. The more, the merrier!

To help get those creative juices going I have pulled together a list of websites that have plans for Turned Ornaments… some are very easy! You can also check out Etsy for ideas, or YouTube for tutorials….

If you have any questions, contact me ( or Gary Moore ( Thanks in advance to everyone for their participation!

Melanie Mankamyer



Big Wooden Ball Project

Here, for your amusement and inspiration, is a great 4 minute video involving some large scale turning. It was brought to our attention by Jesse Charette. The turner’s name is Keith Holamon.

Big Wooden Ball Project
a film by Kaya Dillon
edited by Mike Leuis