For me the easiest way to get out of a design rut is to have a new room to decorate! I had a ton of fun thinking of new ideas for Ellie’s room (see the room board here) and this wood plaque is going in the mail soon I swear!
Reading this blog you may have realized that while I love wood I don’t do anything too crazy with it. This is mainly because I don’t have a good area to do wood work in (no garage, shed or anything of the like) but I also am sort of lazy when it comes to wood projects. I want the final product ASAP and don’t want to spend my time doing complicated measuring and cutting. Which is really good news for you all because any time I do some wood project you can be pretty confident that you can recreate it in your living room with just a few supplies!
- Twine //
- Floral paper //
- Mod podge //
- Plaid:Craft Martha Stewart Paint //
- Craft Plywood, 12 x 12 x 0.125 Inches (Pack of 6) //
- Paint brush //
- Scissors //
- Ruler //
- 3M Painter’s Tape //
- Sanding Block //
- Hot glue
1. Cut your 12×12 inch board into a flag. (I somehow could not find the photos of this step but I swear I took some, sorry)! To do so, first measure two inches from the bottom of the square and trace a line all of the way across. Next, mark the middle at 6 inches. To get the angle, take a ruler and place it on the bottom to the middle mark and then use a pencil to mark the line and repeat on the other side.
I then used scissors to cut the wood. This took a little time but was very doable. Alternatively, you could use a saw but I didn’t have one that was the right size so I improvised with what I had on hand.
2. Next, sand the edges.
3. Tape a horizontal line across the board 4 inches from the bottom.
5. Print out the floral letters and cut out.
6. Place on the board to make sure they line up correctly. Then use mod podge to glue them on. I then covered the letters with another layer of mod podge.
7. (not pictured): attach the twine to the plaque like below using hot glue.
Feel free to just download the plain paper and trace whatever letters you want to on top. Maybe you want the plaque to have your family’s last name or the name of your kid? Or just paint right on the wood instead of doing decoupage.