Scrap Wood Painted State Sign

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I was at a threashing show this summer (it's like a tractor show, wood cutting etc... went only to volunteer for my daughter varsity soccer team). But what I got was a lot of free wood for projects.
Using one of the pieces, I made this simple sign for my mantle. I think it turned out great and it was super easy to make. Here's how I did it.
Here is one sample piece of wood I decided to go with. It was a knot on the backside so it leans up a little.
I used my computer to get the letters I wanted. Then I cut them out to use as stencils. I chose the State of Minnesota as that's where I live.
I traced the stencil letters with pencil on to the piece of wood.
Then I bought brown acrylic paint and got ready to paint the wood.
I painted the letters I wanted brown...
Then I painted the MN state blue to stand out. Then I added a red heart to where we live in the state.
The last step was to put polyurethane on the front and sure brought out the wood grain. It looks great! Hope you like it!
Suggested materials:
  • Paint   (Target)
  • Wood   (Free)
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