Woodland Wood Carving

Gift for Him Deer Decor



Buying gifts for men, particularly for deer hunters, can be quite the challenge.  By now, most hunter’s have everything under the sun and want every new item that comes out on the market; at least that is my experience! If you have been following our blogs, you will see that we do a tremendous amount of animal and woodland wood carvings.

This is a new listing where we are introducing, to our customer base and to our potentially new customers, the addition of “wood burning’ to our wood carvings.  This deer and duck woodland scene is carved from solid ash wood, stained with early American stain, and finished with a satin sealer.  In the past, we have highlighted our carvings with stain for the light and dark appearance, as well as, distressing the wood carving with paint giving it an antique look.  With wood burning, it gives the staff the opportunity to detail the wood carving beyond any other method we have used!   The wood burning gives this wood carving a very rustic feel to it.

This wood carving will make a wonderful gift for him; birthday, Father’s Day, wood anniversary, and Christmas.  Need a unique rustic wedding gift idea for the best man or groomsman, retirement gift or gift for your boss?  If they love deer, ducks and woodland decor, they will love this!

Staying on top of woodland and hunting, we have to take care of our future hunters, right?  Looking for a great shop to buy woodland baby fabric to create a blanket for your future hunter?  Check out the FabricShoppe

Thank you for taking the time to read today’s blog; we hope to checkout the FabricShope for some great gift ideas for that upcoming “hunter’s” baby shower.  As a side note, I am not affiliated with this shop but they have over 94,000+sales and have been in business since 2008.

We would love to hear from you; any comments, feedback, or questions you may have regarding our shop.  Check out our other wood carvings  – just follow this link.  Wood Art Gallery     Have a wonderful day!


Jungle Nursery Rainbow Zebra Wall Decor

Do you love the idea of a Jungle Nursery for your baby’s room?  There are so many exciting things that need to be done when you are pregnant; picking out names, trying to decide if you want to know the sex of your child or not, baby showers, and of course the most important, deciding on the theme for your new baby’s room.  If you have decided on a Safari Jungle themed decor for your newborn’s room, we have the perfect addition to your wall decor: the cousin of the Wizard of Oz’s “Horse of a Different Color,” is our “Zebra Owning his Stripes.”

This is a solid cherry, wood carved, 2-sided wall plate of a zebra that has been hand painted in the brightest of colors that will make an amazing addition to your Jungle Nursery decor. This rainbow hand painted zebra wall hanging will keep the attention of your child as they lie in their crib focused on the many different colors! It teaches them diversity “is beautiful.”  It’s okay to be different than the traditional black and white zebra you find in the real world.  It makes the perfect baby shower gift.

Are you looking for additional gift ideas for a Jungle Nursery themed baby shower?  Check out this shop; PeasinapodboutiqueCA. They have the cutest Elephant Silicone Teethers that fits the Jungle Nursery baby shower theme.  Here is a picture for you to explore.  Most of her shop is dedicated to items for babies!



We wish you the very best in your shopping adventure as you look for unique, OOAK baby gifts that fit the Jungle Nursery Theme.  Thank you for taking the time to read our blog featuring our Hand Painted Rainbow Zebra Wall Hanging and Silicone Elephant Teethers by PeasinapodboutiqueCA.  We would love to hear from you and we are open for suggestions for your decorating needs.

Missed our other blog and featured product articles?  Follow this link to read about previous articles found in TheWoodGrainGallery Giftschik Blog Archive.




Mixed Media Kitchen Wall Decor

Kiss the Cook Sign

Mixed Media Kiss the Cook Wall Sign


If you have been to our Etsy TheWoodGrainGallery Gift Shop lately, you may have noticed that we are continuing to expand our product lines.  We currently have 15 different categories but the category I want to talk about today is called Outside-the-Box Artwork.  We continue to add, unique, outside-the-box products to offer our customers more variety as we expand our woodworking shop capabilities. 

Today, we will be discussing the “sold, one-of-a-kind” mixed media Kiss the Cook Kitchen Wall Sign. This was purchased as a whimsical wedding gift for the kitchen as it fit right into the new couple’s kitchen decor.  

There are many moving parts to this piece.  The sign itself is made from an old reclaimed cutting board.  The fork and spoon were carved on our CNC machine and glued to the top of the cutting board after it was stained. The artist in our family business then hand painted the words, “Spice it Up….Kiss the Cook”.  Next, she went to her “go-to-box” of items that she has collected over the years from estate sales and garage sales and found the perfect salt and pepper shakers.  She then hand painted the letters “S” and “P” for the appropriate shakers and added some spilled salt on the board.  The piece was finished with a semi-gloss finish and a saw-tooth hanger was placed on the back for convenient hanging. 

Although this particular piece has been sold, this artist welcomes your “ideas or visions” and would love the opportunity to create something very unique for you.  Browse around in the Outside the Box Artwork category for items that still are for sale OR you can fill out the contact form below and start a conversation.  Once the initial communication has been initiated, the two of you will work closely together and design that unique, one-of-a-kind piece for your home or business.  Thank you for taking the time to read our blog and we look forward to hearing from you.