Have you ever walked through a craft store and wondered what in the world you would make with a particular item?
I have always seen these little wood slices and thought…clocks.
That’s all people use those things for, right? Ummm, decidedly, no.
I found a few fun things on Pinterest the other day that got my wheels turning.
People have made them into chalkboards—-super cute.
They’ve done wood burning on them—-super dangerous (if I’m the one doing it).
So I decided to do something that is totally Holly. I mean, it’s totally like a lot of you and that is why we are friends 🙂 but you know of my love affair with my Silhouette machine–which might even be classified as an addiction.
Whatevs…I can quit using it any time I want to.
I decided to make a stencil and then stain the wood slice. In the shape of a turkey.
Since it’s almost Thanksgiving.
And I’m just that clever.
Rule #1 is don’t use a sponge brush to do this project. The raw wood drinks up the stain and it looks horrid. The good news, if you make this mistake, is that you can paint over it with chalkboard paint and everyone thinks you are super creative…ahem.
After learning the hard way, I got a piece of an old t-shirt and just wiped the stain on very lightly.
Then removed the stencil.
It was such an easy project that I thought, why stop there?? There are two sides to each slice…hmmmm.
I have one more side of a wood slice to decorate. What other holiday would you suggest that I commemorate?
Maybe a bunny for Spring? Uncle Sam for 4th of July? A dollar sign for IRS tax deadline?
Let me know, I’d love to hear your ideas!
A few of my bloggy friends got together some fun ideas that you can do just in time for Thanksgiving. We were given a theme of ‘turkey’ (Like you couldn’t tell…)
Make sure to click on the links at the bottom of the picture and stop by to see their creativity!