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60 Free Scroll Saw Patterns for Beginners & Advanced Woodworkers

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Perfecting scroll work with your scroll saw is a delicate technique that takes some practice. The good news is that you don’t have to look far to find some great free scroll saw patterns that you can use.


​Our Favorite Free Scroll Saw Patterns

So, you have a top rated scroll saw, but you need some projects to work on.

We’ve compiled our favorite absolutely free scroll saw patterns for you to download, print, and use on your scroll project. 

These scroll patterns for wood allow you to create a variety of useful features, as well as intricate projects, by simply downloading and printing the scroll saw ​template that you select.

Absolutely free scroll saw patterns to use with your saw

Download your Christmas Ornament patterns here!

We’ve broken our ​design selections into two sections: beginner and advanced. We link to each template, and you can grab your downloadable scroll saw patterns from their website.

Find the section that suits you best and ​get started on your scroll saw work!

​If you like all of the patterns we have in this article, we would appreciate it if you would share it with your friends or pin it to Pinterest!

Scroll Saw Patterns for Beginners

When we set out to select a range of good scroll saw patterns for beginners, we looked for projects that did not involve too many steps and was pretty easy to complete.

We also tried to avoid intricate, tight turns that are better reserved for someone pretty familiar with their saw.

Lastly, we tried to keep it consistent to one type of wood, so you’re not having to change blades in the middle of the project. 

These are our top picks for ​beginner scroll​work patterns. Enjoy!

scroll pattern bird house free template

​​​​1. Country Bird Feeder House


Add this adorable little bird feeder house to the outside of your home after you have mastered the scroll work necessary for this beginner piece. We liked these scroll saw plans because it really is beginner project that an inexperienced scroll saw user could master with ease.

The scroll saw templates for this bird feeder house are  free, making it especially worthwhile to try. You’ll be able to download and print these scroll saw templates easily.

A link is sent to your email, and the plans include a materials list, full-color photo, and full-size plans to work from.

autumn leaves coaster scroll saw free template

2. Autumn Leaves Coasters


If you are looking for a free scroll saw ​templates for beginners, this autumn leaves coaster plan is perfect for you. Not only is this scroll​ ​template easy to follow with step-by-step instructions included but the site offers other free saw patterns to print with a link at the bottom of the page.

These coasters are a great beginner scroll project as there is plenty of details included in the plans that will help guide you through the scroll work process. Plus, this is a completely free scroll plan that you can try without any investment.

lattice frame scroll saw free template

​3. Lattice Picture Frame


As you begin to take on additional saw projects, you might want to give this scroll pattern a try. It is a bit more detailed and will take you a bit longer to complete, but it will challenge your skills as a beginner.

These are free scroll patterns to print that you can also use for Christmas time or any holiday. The entire pattern package can be printed as many times as you like by refreshing the page to get a new download code.

This picture frame is 4×6 and the plans print on standard sized paper. This is a good scroll plan to try if you are looking to gauge your total skill level as a scroll saw worker. 

This fun sign can spice up your rec room and pay homage to your favorite hobby. You’ll be able to get the scroll saw woodworking patterns for this gone fishing lure sign by simply clicking download for the image.

You will be able to print the plans and use them again and again to create multiple versions of the sign. We liked this ​DIY woodworking pattern because it will challenge you but not to a level where you would become frustrated as a first time scroll saw user.

You will also become immensely satisfied as you work on this sign and start to see the results of your hard work. This ​specific plan is completely free, but the site does ask for donations if you enjoyed using the pattern.

If you are working on a wood piece and you want to add some detail to it, this absolutely free scroll saw pattern will come in handy. Mastering this geometric square will allow you to add it to any wood surface you are working on with a saw.

This is a simple beginner piece that will allow you to practice straight carving with your scroll saw to get the dynamic edges of the square.

This ​DIY plan is completely free and downloadable in three formats. Choose the one that works best for you and print it to get started on your geometric square design right away.

shapes scroll saw template free

6. Color and Shapes Puzzle


This scroll work project is perfect for the kids to play with. It is the ideal beginner scroll saw ​template that will allow you to practice several different techniques with its design.

You can download this plan by simply saving the image to your computer. Make it as big or as small as you like.

There is no right or wrong with this free saw woodworking pattern. You’ll have some fun making this one and enjoy it even more as your kids have a blast playing with your handiwork when you are through.

santa claus mobile or template free scroll saw

7. Santa Claus Garland or Mobile


Get ready for the holidays with this scroll saw pattern that is simple and quick to make. You’ll be able to easily use your scroll saw to cut the pieces you need to make this holiday-themed garland or mobile.

It is a completely free scroll saw pattern that you can master with ease. Simply download the pattern from the site and get to work making this holiday decoration for your home.

You can also print it directly from the site page as well as follow the guided step-by-step instructions and photos provided. It also makes a good gift.

Download this easy to complete bear puzzle scroll saw pattern and get started on a fun project that everyone in your family will enjoy making.

This scroll saw plan is free and printable. Plus, the site offers step-by-step instructions to complete the project complete with photos.

You’ll have no trouble as a beginner using your scroll saw to complete this puzzle, and you’ll find that you will learn a thing or two along the way.

Everything you need to make your own family sign to hang in your home is available here. You won’t find more detailed instructions on how to complete this scroll saw pattern.

This site walks you through the process and includes a variety of photos so you will never feel lost. The plan is available for downloading and printing completely free.

This is a good scroll work plan for beginners because there is so much detailed information provided about the wood you should be using and more, along with the pattern that you’ll easily be able to refer to it if you have any questions along the way.

Make these useful and unique containers for your home ​with these free scroll saw basket patterns. This pattern is downloadable and printable directly from the site, and it offers four different types of baskets to make.

These scroll work plans can be enlarged as needed to make the exact size basket you are looking for.

You’ll improve your scroll work with this pattern that repeats in a circle allowing you to get comfortable with the technique with each basket that you complete.

free scroll saw pattern perpetual calendar

11. Perpetual Calendar


A perpetual calendar is a manual calendar where you can endlessly adjust the date, month, and time of the year on a daily basis.

Most commonly found in offices, the perpetual calendar is a good desk accessory to have to always keep yourself in check, and would also make a purposeful gift to your man.

The plan contains descriptive instructions and a very elegant design, which is why we like this pattern. Not only is it easy to make, but it is also practical and can be used in the office environment.

free scroll saw patterns butterfly magnet

12. Butterfly Magnets


Create these cute and innovative magnet designs from basic scraps of wood with your scroll saw. Perfect for the spring time and for any nature lover, these butterfly magnets are easy to make and are a fresh way to spruce up your refrigerator.

This plan makes use of very simple and easy materials, and it contains detailed instructions on how to create them! They are simple and unique, perfect for any beginner.

You can even​ invite the kids on this project and turn it into a family affair so they can help out with the painting right after!

Style your books in the study, library, or home office with these creative and quirky book enders. Don’t purchase one from the store, create your own so you can save money and practice with your scroll saw at the same time.

Downloading this pattern includes several designs of book ends to choose from, so you can opt to create not just one, but all of them! The downloadable ​​scroll saw pattern also has lots of tips and guides to make sure you know what you’re doing.

The designs vary from simple to intricate so you can pick the design you like at the difficulty you can handle

Whether you’re in need of a chopping board for your kitchen, or you’re thinking about using one for decorative food presentations, we’ve got what you need. This design is pretty straight-forward and we all know how it works.

There is no need to engrave designs on to this piece, but you can if you want to add it in. We like this pattern because it is perfect for anyone who wishes to practice on their scroll saw skills, and is pretty reusable for at home use.

We also like that there is room for error on this piece, as it does not require intricate detail to make it work. Plus, the wood material on this one matches your wooden bar stools in the kitchen.

This 3-piece wooden bamboo design can give off a calming, and relaxing vibe from the spa. You can use it to hang in your bathroom, kitchen, or anywhere else in your zen themed home.

The pattern contains detailed instructions of how to create them, as well as tips on using the right ​scroll saw blade, to make sure you are well-guided in creating this piece.

Even today, designs like these are sold in your local home improvement stores so by doing this you can save a lot of money while being able to practice on your scroll saw skills.

Have a place where you can store all your keys, spare change, receipts or anything else you might be holding when you enter the door with this leaf pocket dish. Have it standing by the entrance so you can pick up what you need when you’re about to leave and drop them off when you come in.

It’s practical, and can save you money when you’re planning to purchase one for your home. We know everyone has a lot on their plate, so keeping things in order all the time isn’t practical – we like this pattern because it is present in the common household with busy parents and professionals shuffling to and back from work.

This design is simple and easy to recreate, with detailed instructions and images on how to make them.

Give a little push to those who may need it with this little hope reminder from Sun Catchers Studio. It is a sweet little decor piece that you can have standing on the desk or hanging on the wall and it will serve its purpose of bringing light and hope to anyone’s day.

You never know who might need it, and ​your girlfriend would love this as a present. This design is pretty simple and basic, which is why we like it a lot. Despite how easy it is to recreate, it is a nice decor piece to have at home or to gift to someone else.

The vector images are downloadable at full size and you can also practice working on your craft with the scroll saw and blade.

Celebrate our grandmothers and fathers with this beautiful quote engraving. It is really simple and doable and can even be given to your grandparents as a gift or a thank you sign hanging around the house.

Put a smile on their faces as they see this beautiful DIY piece by you. We like this pattern not only because it is touching and sentimental, but also because it is pretty doable just by using a piece of thick wood and carving out the letters and the shape.

This project’s a lot simpler than others and is a great beginner’s design.

Give your neighbors and guests a cold shiver by creating this wooden skeleton scroll saw pattern. Whether it’s for halloween, a science project, or a simple quirky feature you want to add in to your home, this skeleton is on the easier side and you can do it flawlessly.

We like this pattern because it is a DIY that can be used for home decor. It is also very cheap and good for when on a budget. On the website, it contains additional information on how to assemble the entire thing once you’re done cutting the pieces, plus, you can even invite the kids for a fun activity.

free scroll saw patterns sheet music rest

20. Sheet Music Rest for Piano


Whether or not you use it for your home or you gift it to someone else, crafting this sheet music rest is a wonderful classic addition to your piano at home. The piano’s elegant and timeless design coupled with this sheet music rest’s intricate patterns will not only be a show for your ears but your eyes as well.

This is a free pattern that makes use of a wonderful and elegant design that can easily be recreated by woodworkers of any skill level. Not only is it beautiful, but it is also a great beginner’s piece. Just make sure you use a high quality dust mask while working on this one to protect yourself from allergies and other complications.

Grandfather clock hands

​21. Floor and Grandfather Clock Hands


Have a long case clock lying around that’s too old-fashioned for your liking? It’s too special to be thrown or given away, but too outdated in style to match your modern, minimalist taste in interior design.

The easiest way to change it up and keep up with modern looks is to change the clock’s hands. This collection of clock hand designs take inspiration from photos in an old book, but they’re the kind of good vintage that could match with the industrial interior trend of the present.

It includes both the short hour hand and longer minute hand. Take two of the most similar ones or, if you’re adventurous, mix and match with different patterns for the two.

Round table design

22. Table Marquetry Decoration


This marquetry pattern is meant to be applied to a veneer and put onto any square coffee table. Some pieces of furniture only take a while before they start looking redundant and boring. Table cloths can only do so much and would need to be replaced every once in a while.

This pattern gives the actual furniture a new look and doesn’t require an expert’s mastery to be able to accomplish. It’s good for dining tables that you see and eat on for every meal. It can also be put onto nice and square coffee tables that welcome guests in your living room.

Coaster patterns

23. Coaster Patterns


Coasters are usually used to protect the table’s surface or the cloth that covers it from the condensation flowing from a mug or glass.

Since these coasters are made of wood and have patterned holes on them, these are better simply for decoration on the living room table or for hot drinks that won’t cause condensation.

Available in different designs and shapes, these will look beautiful on their own or stacked up on top of each other.   

Shelf brackets

​24. Shelf Brackets


Comparing modern furniture to that of the early 20th century, we can see how trends have changed immensely. We’ve become more attracted to clean, industrial lines whereas before it’s all about intricate, sculpted swirls and patterns.

Our shelves nowadays are usually made up of plain panels of pallet wood with a neutral coat of paint and contemporary furniture legs or feet. These shelf bracket patterns are taken from old designs that can be incorporated to enhance modern furniture.

If the trend of minimalist furniture is too simple for you, this will add an interesting touch to a bland piece.

Circular scroll saw pattern

25. Circular Scroll Saw Pattern


This circular scroll saw pattern works multiple ways. For one, it can stand on its own as an ornament on an awkwardly blank wall.

On the other hand, it can be a frame you can paint for anything you can think of. Some ideas to consider are putting a custom-cut circular mirror in the middle of it, a printed family photo or personal portrait, or have an artist create a personal piece that fits the circle.

This download can also be edited according to the size you want without losing its resolution.

Vectorized pattern

26. Vectorized Scroll Saw Pattern


This vectorized pattern is the same as the last, though it makes more sense to put something inside the oval-shaped hole in the middle. It’s really meant to be a frame for something.

A painted mirror frame works best for the shape because it’s large enough to include at least half of the body. It doesn’t have to be eye level though. You can position it high on a wall beside a window.

The mirror will reflect light into the room while the vectorized pattern is a feast for the eyes as a piece of art.

Scrolly scalloped mirror

27. Scrolly Scalloped Mirror


You can’t say this is just another mirror frame pattern. It could function in more ways than just a wall hanging décor. First off, the asymmetrical swirls unexpectedly works as good design.

It’s a fresher look from the rectangular or circular shape of the first two mirror frame patterns.Attaching a mirror is also easier with this pattern because instead of a hole you have to fit it into, there’s an actual empty square space of wood in the middle where you can just glue it onto.

If not on a wall, put it flat on a table and place your best vase on it with the most colorful flowers. The mirror can reflect the view of the arrangement from the bottom, which instantly enhances a common table centerpiece.

Old car pattern

28. Old Car Scroll ​Saw Patterns


Vintage cars have a certain, unexplainable quirkiness to them that’s timeless and ageless. Almost everyone can see their appeal at first glance.

These vector illustrations are downloadable patterns for scroll saw projects that are in between beginner and advanced levels.

As they’re only designed to look like silhouettes, every vintage car pattern doesn’t have very complicated details but still look complete and as attractive as the actual cars.

If you have a strong Christian faith, a cross is important to have around the house – either on top of the entrance door frame or on a designated altar table. You can buy it in a store or make one of your own.

Surprisingly, it’s fairly easy to DIY. This cross pattern is the right size to be noticeable even from high up above the doorway.

It might not be as detailed and realistic as other crosses you might encounter in a retail store, but this one has a figure of Jesus on the cross which is a good a reminder of the Passion of the Christ.

Nativity template

30. Wooden Nativity Set


Christmas always seems to be just around the corner, and if you’re tired of displaying the same set of Christmas ornaments imitating the nativity scene, here’s a new one that will spice up your décor this year.

It’s an easy beginner scroll saw project that can be fun both for the parents and the kids. The pattern only involves a few sharp curves and can be made with a single panel of wood. The finished product should be puzzle-like pieces that can be built by your kids.

The pieces are big enough not to be a choking hazard, and when they’re all fitted together, it would look like a simple 3D ​decor project, perfect for the holidays.

Wooden butterfly intarsia

31. Intarsia Butterfly


The intarsia is a form of marquetry that looks difficult to make but really, there are lots of easy patterns that a scroller of any level can create. This butterfly intarsia is an example of the easy ones.

Made with 15 inlays of wood, you can edit it according to the appearance you want. It can feature different types of wood, paint, or stain.

Otherwise, it can be left as is after finishing for a natural look. Either way, you can use it as display for the backyard beside outdoor plants or windows.

Shooting star template

​32. Shooting Star Ornaments


Remember those glow-in-the-dark shooting star stickers every ’90s kid had in the ceiling of their rooms? Same shape, different concept – shooting star ornaments made from scroll sawing could be the modern version of that.

This pattern makes it easy to recreate identical stars. Make as many as you want and instead of sticking them to the ceiling, hang them instead with an invisible nylon string so the stars can twirl from the draft of the air conditioning or whiff of a fan.

Overall, that would be cute for a baby mobile right on top of your baby’s pallet crib.

Christmas tree leaves

33. Christmas Tree Ornaments


On a budget this holiday season? These Christmas tree scroll patterns of different sizes make a pretty ornament for your bigger Christmas tree. No need to spend on new ornaments that unnecessarily take from what you could spend on your holiday dinner feast instead.

If you’re not a fan of the Christmas tree that withers in just a few days, a good amount of these scroll sawed tree patterns can replace any live natural décor. 

Spray them with some paint for the color as well as a pine essential oil or fragrance to capture that fresh Christmas tree smell that makes the home feel so cozy.

Make tea not war sign template

34. Make Tea Not War Sign


The kitchen seems to be the favorite place to put witty catchphrases printed on mini posters, made into fridge magnets, or scroll sawed into a standee.

This “Make Tea Not War” sign is for tea-lovers. It’s a gentle expression of their preference for tea over coffee without being aggressive about it.

With just words and an easy outline of a tea cup, it will be harder to mess this up than it is to produce an acceptable standee. Place it on your condiments shelf or ​among your honeycomb shelves for an instant smile in the morning as you make your tea.

Teacher's apple sign

35. Teacher Apple Table Stand


If you can do the “Make Tea Not War” or “family” signs, you can do this apple pattern with the word teacher in the middle. It’s good to establish a good camaraderie with the second parents that supervise your kids.

This pattern makes such a suitable gift for their teachers the next holiday or teachers’ day that comes around. Very few things show appreciation much like a personalized DIY gift does.

Teddy bear pattern

​36. Teddy Bear Puzzle


Teddy bears don’t always come in the form of stuffed toys. This teddy bear puzzle is something that can’t be handed to your kid as is. It’s something he or she has to work for to get a teddy bear, a lesson that’s good to instill in them as early as possible.

Making this only takes a few curved lines using the scroll saw, which you might have already done in practice. You can also choose to paint or stain it for additional effect.

Designed to stand up on its own, display this teddy in your kid’s room as a sort of trophy after building it.

Car pattern

37. Race Car Stand Up Puzzle


How many times have you told your son no every time you go to the toy store and he wants a new miniature toy car for his collection? Those little things, when accumulated, can cost a fortune.

Instead of those toy cars that millions of other boys probably have, why not make him his own toy race car from scratch?

This pattern is a race car puzzle. You have to make it piece by piece, which is not impossible to fulfill, and then put together to look like a race car. Paint each part a different color to resemble actual race cars.

Spaceship puzzle

38. Space Ship Stand Up Puzzle


If your boy is not much of a car person and would rather be an astronaut (don’t we all at that young age?), this space ship stand up puzzle will belong more on his shelf than the race car.

It’s a cute childish drawing that’s just a little bit less sloppy and more realistic. Little details like the flames at the bottom and the small window for the crew make it feel real.

Give life to this creation by painting some parts their respective colors or glue colored felt paper to the wood and have fun with the rest.

Welcome plaque

40. Welcome Cat Plaque


Some cats aren’t the most welcoming of hosts, but this one is an exception. The welcome plaque with a cat and flower silhouettes is an adorable sign to greet guests at the door.

Pretty straightforward, this easy pattern requires no experience at all. Complete beginners will probably be able to do this with no sweat.

This will be unique from your neighbors’ signs, which are probably store-bought and hung on several other main doors across the country.

Halloween plaques on wall

41. Halloween Plaques


As one of the most celebrated seasons in the country, Halloween, along with the Fourth of July, is an occasion you wouldn’t want to miss decorating for.

These plaques give just the right balance between spooky and quirky vibes. Nonetheless, they still look pretty neat for Halloween décor. These frames are similar with the vector patterns, but this time, Halloween symbols replace mirrors as the centerpiece.

They’re also intended to be a little bit forward than the orange wooden background for some dimension. When scaled smaller, these can also be used as ornaments for Halloween trees that are becoming a trend this year.

​Advanced Scroll Saw Patterns

This next set of patterns that you can download and print are a little trickier. Not only are they more intricate in the kind of scroll work you’ll need to do, but many involve several different materials. 

Some look a lot more complicated than they really are, and once you get started, you’ll find it isn’t too bad. Still, we didn’t want to include it on our beginner list of scroll projects.

woodworking projects 13 free scroll saw templates pattern

As with many woodworking projects, you might need additional tools to prepare your wood for use. Handy saws like the versatile and robust jigsaw and the powerful and expansive table saw will help you get your projects done quicker. 

Alternatively, a bandsaw can make a lot of the same cuts as a scroll saw. If you’re looking to pick one up, we’ve reviewed the top bandsaw options on the market.

chipmunk intarsia wooden scroll saw template free

42. Chipmunk Intarsia


This chipmunk scroll saw ​template will delight your heart as you work on creating this little woodland creature. You’ll use many different scroll saw techniques to cut and carve this pattern, but you’ll find that it is not as difficult as it looks.

The scroll saw pattern for this wood project is printable but costs a small nominal fee, which is well worth the investment. You’ll have fun with this scroll saw work and enjoy the results of your labor. It is ideal for beginners to try.

If you’re looking for scroll saw clock patterns, this is a favorite of ours. A little more on the difficult side, but one that you should definitely try is this tribal clock pattern.

This scroll work plan has lots of intricate work that will test your skill level as a beginner. Be patient with this free pattern as you’ll be proud of the work when you are finished.

The scroll saw plan can be downloaded directly from the site and printed as needed. Be sure to find the time to work on this scroll saw design; you’ll be glad you did and improve your scroll saw handiwork immensely.

vintage footstool free scroll saw patterns

43. Vintage Footstool


With its designs dating back to the 19th century, this footstool is a great vintage addition to any quirky living room. Simple yet elegant, this footstool is also a good, practical DIY for when you want to start the dive in to scroll saw ​templates.

It may look intricate but this pattern is actually very easy to recreate for yourself. We like this because of several layout options and possibilities.

The plan is actually very simple and contains detailed instructions which is why we think this is a good beginner’s pattern. Because of the legs’ intricate design, it would be better to ​work on this with a scroll saw instead of a jigsaw.

welcome sign scroll pattern free

44. Welcome Friends Sign


Greet your guests with this easy to recreate welcome sign. It is simple yet features an elegant, intricate pattern that any woodworker of any skill level can do.

Whether you hang it up on a wall or place it on top of a desk, the sign will do its job of brightening up your guests’ day. Easy to create and straight to the point, we like this pattern for its design and craftsmanship.

It may seem simple but the detail put in to the design is beautiful and can serve its purpose of making anyone feel warm and at home.

This detailed wall shelf design is practical for any home improvement DIY-er and a good practice project for any scroll saw ambitionist. Why purchase when you can recreate your own right?

This delicate template is beautiful and is a delicate addition to any home. It’s intricate pattern may be a bit challenging but it will allow you to practice working with your scroll saw and blade.

The pattern is free and contains detailed instructions on how to recreate the piece and the finished product will be fully usable for your home while still leaving you in awe.

free scroll saw patterns cabinet fret work panels

46. Cabinet Fretwork Panels


Looking for a way to improve the look of your cabinets? Spruce them up with these fretwork panels for cabinets. The designs are beautiful and manageable, no matter what your skill level is.

We like this pattern because we think it is a practical DIY scroll saw project, and is something that can be really used at home. The vector images also offer different variations of styles so you can choose which one you like best.

The design may look intimidating, but is actually not that difficult when you try it out for yourself. After creating this, you can choose to paint it any color you want.

free scroll saw patterns diamond wall clock

47. Diamond Fret Wall Clock


Recreate this scroll saw project for yourself and hang it up on the wall of your living room or bedroom as an achievement. It’s pretty and can actually be seen in home designs today, it can even tell you the time!

We like this pattern because if offers two options and its simple yet classy and elegant. It is also just one of the few free scroll saw templates on the website, and is a really practical DIY when you’re thinking about purchasing a hanging wall clock for your home. 

Simply apply lacquer on to the wood and you’re good to go.

Is there an empty corner in your house that could use a little decoration? It may be at the end of one side of the hallway, or in a room where there’s no space to put in an extra standing furniture but has bare walls free to use.

This corner shelf has an attractive pattern that makes  eye candy and provides extra space for things like frames of newer, more recent photos. It’s only made up of the flat shelf and the two sides that are the background for it.

One of them is wider by a quarter of an inch, but both can be made identical using the stack cutting method. It cuts down on time too!

Everyone can use some extra storage. If you’re the kind of person who gets little things for sentimental reasons, this box will easily find a purpose for your home. Even if it doesn’t, it’s a beautiful décor piece on its own that can just sit on a shelf full of mementos.

The size of the box in this download is enough for little paraphernalia. It can be an accessory box or sewing kit, or a box to store all your ammo.

But really, the possibilities are endless because you can scale this to the appropriate size that you need if you have a specific purpose for it in mind.

Nativity music box

50. Nativity Scene Music Box


A major upgrade from the nativity puzzle pattern for beginners, this advanced pattern comes out as a 3-dimensional functional music box.

By the looks of the very detailed and intensive instructions, it doesn’t look like a job for someone who’s not committed to a scroll saw challenge, which this is.

This download includes patterns for all parts of the piece, with labels for where everything should go and step-by-step directions from start to its final assembly. It’s not like you’re not without guidance at all.

With a little patience, you’ll have a more solemn version of a nativity scene display to see and hear from.

Paper holder

51. Love Birds Paper Plate Holder


A little less complicated than the music box, this love birds paper plate holder pattern is easier to understand and follow. It’s the same concept as a tissue holder, which is another function you can use this for, and everyone knows how that works.

This is handy for hosting your next big party when you don’t want to end up washing a ton of dishes after, or for a picnic if you’re assigned to bring the utensils.

If you’re setting this indoors, simply place this beside your wooden wine rack to match.

Chess pieces

52. Small Chess Players Set


Chess pieces look like they could only be made by an expert with at least 50 years of experience, if not a machine. In reality, they could be made by yourself if you have the right pattern and instructions.

Unlike making a simple DIY chessboard, the pieces are more intricate and complicated.  This download includes the patterns for all 16 chess pieces and detailed instructions on how to make them, with bonus tips on how to make things easier.

This pattern set makes small pieces – the largest piece (which is the king) stands at only 2.6 inches while the smallest pieces (the pawns) stand at 1.5 inches.

Large chess pieces

53. Large Chess Players Set


This large chess players set is a bigger version of the last. The pawns are 2.5 inches, almost the size of the king from the previous version, while the king in this pattern is 4.2 inches.

It’s not only the size that differentiates this from the small chess players set. The whole appearance of the chess pieces are different. The choice is yours depending on the size of your board, or you can just make your own from scratch depending on what size of players you want.

For smaller projects like this where you need multiple small pieces, working with a chop saw to cut the blocks to size might be a great idea.

Playing cards are tough to keep when the box it came in doesn’t survive quite as long as the cards. This wooden card holder is a sturdy replacement that can protect your prized cards, and considering the strength of its material, it can make both last long.

This is not a super complicated box to make for an experienced scroller, but it’s made even easier with comprehensive instructions on how to create the perforations.

It’s sized at 3.5 by 4.8 inches, and has symbols of all the four suits on top, so everyone will know what the box is for.

Quotation plaque

55. John 3:16 Scroll Saw Fretwork


John 3:16 is a popular verse from the Bible but it’s still often used and printed as a constant reminder, especially by those who practice their faith religiously. This pattern features the same scripture in a classic font surrounded by classy, intricate, and beautiful fretwork.

Since the fretwork is very detailed, this pattern download also includes specific guidelines for specific parts and corners. This one would likely take a lot of patience and concentration but the final output is well worth every minute of deep focus.

It would look stunning on an altar or anywhere in the house that you always pass by or stay at. Applying a finish would also be a great idea to preserve the piece as much as possible.

Tape dispenser

56. Flower Tape Dispenser


Scroll saw pattern projects are not only for decoration. You can also create something with a double function, such as this flower tape dispenser.

Looking at it, it’s a simple pattern for scrollers but even so, the downloadable pattern includes instructions from drawing the pattern to assembly.

Make it a point to put pretty things in your office even if it’s just a cubicle. It will make work a lot more fun. Maybe using tape is the last exciting thing in the world, but this dispenser might make you want to use tape all the time.

Moon night light

57. Full Moon Nightlight


You’re probably used to nightlights looking like a random shape or form with an attached electric plug at the end of it. They can be cute, but probably not as much as this full moon nightlight that involves an outer box.

This instructional pattern tells everything from how the box is done to how the nightlight is installed into the construction, so no unattractive wire is showing.

The wooden box is scroll sawed to imitate tree branches while the nighlight which is positioned inside the box illuminates like a full moon.

It creates a scene of a forest at night, which can be calming and relaxing. Paired with a diffuser, this creates the perfect ambiance for rest beside your cozy pallet bed.

Art piece template

58. Witch’s Brew Layerscape


This witch’s brew layerscape is a stunning piece that really wows you at first sight. There’s depth and dimension, and it achieves the kind of spookiness that’s also adorable at the same time.

It might look difficult to make but this downloadable project is broken down into three parts to make things more coherent. Everything is laid out from the materials and the amount or size, the DIY tools required, to the assemblage.

Displaying this in front of the house will most likely impress the neighbors for the intricacy and attract trick or treaters to ring the bell.

Candle tray

59. Pumpkin Candle Tray


Halloween can’t come soon enough, but if you really don’t have much time for decorating, this pumpkin candle tray promises to “turn any candle into a seasonal decoration.”

It’s a little advanced for beginners because of the thin-cut curves of the intricate pattern, but for a seasoned scroller, it can be easy-peasy.

This is considered advanced though, because it might require more than just a scroll saw to finish. However, this tutorial explains how it’s done overall, so put out all your pumpkin spice and other Halloween or fall-themed candles from the previous years.

Or you can just use a simple mason jar light fixture ​to make them an alternate Halloween décor for this busy season.

Plant hanger

60. Plant Hanger


Spiller plants are pretty and endearing, but finding a way to put them in an elevated place can be quite the struggle. Those knitted plant hangers just look like an accident waiting to happen, and they put too much risk of spillage, either water or the plant itself.

This wooden plant hanger gives an easy answer to that dilemma. It’s a sturdy piece that can ensure your plant is secure high up on the wall. It can also be made with just eight cuts.

The hardest part would probably be assembling it, which this tutorial gives very detailed instructions for. Pair this planter with some romantic fairy lights and set the tone for the rest of the backyard.


These scrollwork patterns are the best that the internet has to offer. The majority of these designs are completely free while a handful others are only a few dollars but well worth the investment into doing them.

By simply downloading these patterns, you’ll have your own guide to print and work with on your next scroll wood project. Most are geared towards beginners, with a few for advanced scrollers.  

All are ready for you to begin working on them straight away. So, get to work and have some fun with these scroll work patterns that we have picked just for you.