Here is a gift I made last year for a white elephant gift exchange at work. I cut a piece of oak 12 x 13 inlayed the badge star of the CA Highway Patrol out of 1/8 red oak plywood and made a clock out of it. The people were fighting over it. On top of the star you see a crystal I put that in as a tear for all of the badges who had fallen in duty. I stained the wood with red mahogany and painted the gold on the tips with spray paint, and clear coated the whole project it was quick and easy to make out of leftover wood in my shop. here is an attachment of a photo of it I am building another one now for my daughter in law with the Comedy And Tragedy masks. Good luck Happy Holidays.
– Bill Terle