Friday, November 16, 2012

Give Thanks Saying Plaque: for a Fun Thanksgiving Decoration*

 I wanted to make a wall plaque for a Thanksgiving decoration. I though it would be good to have it say "Give Thanks Everyday"
What a fun idea to help us remember to be thankful this Holiday/Thanksgiving season,
and always!

I had a sign my husband made in high school wood shop that had Volcom carved in it (like the brand) and wanted to make something else out of it and this is what I came up with! 
(the cute cloth pumpkin are found here)

Cute isn't it!!!

Here's how to make your own:

- Wood piece 
- Some paper
- ModPodge and brush

First  paint the edges of the wood and in just a bit.

Then take some of the paper, cut it to fit the whole wood piece (She used two pieces cut 7"x12"), and ModPodge it on. Make sure that the edges of the paper are covering up the un-painted parts. 

Let it dry compleeley.

Cut the letters out of the other paper. I used my new Sillhoette SD cutting machine, but you can use any cutting machine or cut it out by hand. 

Place the letters how you want them to fit on the board. Then brush a layer of ModPodge over the top of each letter holding it in place, and let it dry. 

That's it! A beautiful wall plaque reminding us to be grateful, not just for Thanksgiving, but all year round as well.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Alisha for your awesome work - I'm so impressed. Again you could go to a thrift store and get a plaque that said something you didn't want and make it over for probably a buck! Nice work!!