Last week I shared with you this cute baby gift I made for my cousin. I must be on a name kick right now because as I was contemplating what to give/make for a couple of weddings we were celebrating this weekend, everything I kept thinking of involved their new names. Then I got this email from GroopDealz (love them!) and knew I wanted to make this:
I remembered I had a couple other wood signs that "spoke" to me at the thrift store. Here's my beauties in all their glory.
Check out the skill in that wood burning! That gave me a little trouble. The other board had a super, high-gloss finish on it plus a few holes. So they took a little work, but it was worth it. I filled holes, filled the whole "let freedom ring" and bells, sanded, and sanded some more. Then I painted them both black. The first board looked great, the freedom board, not so good. I could still see all the bells and words through the paint. So some mod podge and paper to the rescue. That covered it all up. Did a little more sanding and added vinyl letters and their names. I LOVE how the first board turned out! The second one I was in a hurry, even using the blow dryer to get the mod podge to dry before I wrapped it. It didn't turn out so well, the paper didn't match as well as I'd liked and I didn't get the name on it over the line between the papers. Grrr! Oh, well, I hope it isn't too noticeable.
Anyway, here's the finished products:
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