June 7, 2013

DIY: A Gift For Dad

I Made This Gift For My Husband's Birthday A Few Months Ago, But With Father's Day Coming Up, I Thought It Would Be Great To Share It With You All....

I'm Sure You Have All Seen This Saying Before, But Usually It Also Says "A Son's First HERO." Since Our Son Is Still Growing In My Belly, This Seemed Appropriate For Now!

I Had This Piece Of 2x4 Leftover From A Previous Project, But I Still Needed To Smooth The Edges With Sandpaper.

The Next Step Was To Stain It, So I Grabbed The First Can I Could Find.

Using A Sponge Brush, I Applied The Stain & Let It Dry
(I did not wipe the stain with a rag, just left it as is) 

I Then Created The Sign On My Computer (using Microsoft Word) & Printed It Out On Cardstock
I Trimmed The Sign & Then Measured It On The Center The Wood Block & Trimmed It More.

Mod Podge Time!

I Applied One Layer Of The Mod Podge Onto The Back Of The Sign To Adhere It To The Block & Turned It Upside Down To Dry

Once Dried, I Applied 2 More Layers Of Mod Podge, Letting It Dry Completely In Between Applications

Next, I Took Some Carpet Tacks I Had Left Over From A Previous Project & Hammered Them Into Each Corner Of The Sign (just for decor)!
 And Ta-Da! Project Complete & Ready To Give To Daddy!!!

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