The Perfect Grandparent Gift

2 Materials
1 Hour
This sign makes the perfect grandparent gift! It lists all the grandchildren with their names and birth dates, using a cool wood grain technique you've gotta try!
I created a stencil with my Silhouette machine and applied it to a scrap piece of 3/4" plywood. Smooth out any air bubbles with the scraper tool.
Use wood glue or Mod Podge to cover the wood that is exposed by the stencil. A small, stiff-bristled craft brush works best. The wood glue dries clear, so you can still see the wood grain underneath!
When the glue is dry, carefully peel off the stencil. The weeding tool helps to get the stencil out of the middle of the letters. It's also useful for removing any stray flakes of wood glue that are still stuck to the edges of the letters.
Now cover the entire surface of the board with your chosen wood stain. I found that gel stain works much better than the liquid kind for this type of project.
After a few minutes, use a rag to remove the excess stain. You can see how the letters really pop against the dark stain.
Now give Oma the perfect gift to remind her of her lovely grandchildren!

For more details on how to get perfectly crisp letters and a clean outside edge on plywood, head over to The Handyman's Daughter!

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Suggested materials:
  • 3/4" plywood   (scrap wood)
  • Gel wood stain   (Home Depot)
Vineta @ The Handyman's Daughter
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