I was taking down my Christmas decorations last week and decided to post pictures of a Decoration that I made. This was made for my son’s house. I got a picture off the web of a similar decoration. I traced it out on 3/4″ MDF and cut it out with a sabre saw. That was the easy part. To paint it I first put 2 coats of shellac on it to try to seal it since it would be outdoor. Then I proceeded to paint the details I used a combo of Rust-Oleum exterior latex paints as well as gloss exterior house paints. You can have small samples of the house paint mixed at your local big-box store so you won’t have to buy a whole gallon.
To hold it in the ground I used some 1/2′ conduit pipe and a few U-clamps on the back. If you want to make your own feel free to use the above picture to make a pattern. Good Luck.