“Be the Good” Wood Craft

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About a week or so ago, I was cleaning out our storage closet, and I came across a box of pieces of wood.

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For someone who loves crafts, this is like finding gold.  I’m not going to lie — I drooled a little bit.  Off to Pinterest I went to get my creative juices flowing.  I came across this pin:

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This is one of those pins that when you click on it, it doesn’t go anywhere, so I don’t have a site to refer you to for this.

I didn’t have nice even pieces of wood like in this pin, so I decided to stack pieces of wood of different length and then just line up the lettering.  I also didn’t make it a wall hanging, instead making it so that it sits upright and can be placed on a mantle or dresser.

It is now proudly on display in our living room.  This craft is really fairly easy to do.  The hardest part was the lettering, as I did it freehand, but using a stencil would make that part much easier.

Here’s how to do this:

Materials:

  • pieces of wood
  • acrylic paint
  • paintbrushes
  • pencil
  • tape measure
  • wood glue

Directions:

1.) Get materials together.

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2.) Paint the wood strips colors of your choice. Let dry.

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3.) Line up the pieces of woods as you are going to want them to be stacked. Use a tape measure and a pencil to mark the length of the lettering on each piece (line them up so the lettering will be right on top of each other)

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4.) Use the tape measure to measure equal widths for the lettering and mark the width of each letter.

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5.) Draw in the lettering using a pencil. I did it freehand, but you could also use a stencil.

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6.) Paint the lettering. Make sure to use one color for “Be the good”, and another color for the rest. Let dry.

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7.) If you have an extra piece of wood, you can draw a design on it with pencil, then paint if desired (As shown, I did daisies on the bottom piece of wood). Again, I did these freehand, but you could stencil something in.

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8.) Use wood glue to glue the pieces of wood together, making sure to line up the lettering so it is on top of eachother. Let dry.  Go back over with paint to cover any pencil marks, etc.

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I would say this one was a success!  Enjoy! 🙂

 

 

 

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