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Simple Wooden Panel Craft for Kids

8 Jul

We were given pieces of plank today. They were simple pieces that someone thought we would use for our fire pit. My daughter and I looked at each other, wood in hand, and said, GARDEN SIGN!

We made a garden sign, and she made a sign for her room. The wood started simple, like this:

We covered it with three coats of purple enamel paint. We sprinkled glitter over the third coat, before the paint was able to dry. When the paint dried, we added sticky letters and shapes.

It was that simple! Hanging our artwork was a bit more of a challenge. I used small eye hooks.

This is where I probably made the job harder than it had to be, because I screwed these into the wood by hand.

Since we like the rugged look, we used twine to thread the eyes.

I tied off the ends and clipped the overhang. I inserted a tack and displayed our creation!

As you can see, the depth of the board is approximately one inch. I did not give the other dimensions of the board, because you can use whatever dimension you feel will fit your space. The most important measurement is the depth, because if the board is too thin, the eye hook will split the wood.

Now, fans, help me out – how would you insert those eye hooks? What tool would you use? Thanks again!

 

 

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