Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Decoupage Wood Block for Dad


I call this project  a "chip off the old (wood) block!" Lol! It's a great way to tell your Dad how much "alike" the two of you are for Father's Day!! 

I found an unfinished wood block at a craft store, but this is the perfect project for those of you who have pieces from woodworking projects you want to use up or upcycle! 

You don't need lots of materials to make this, either: a wood block, stain, cardstock, water, mod podge, and your imagination!

Let's start off staining the sides and  .  .  . 

 back of the wood block!

Next, get creative in getting the message out! I found a background to use online and then I added these wonderful traits of a Dad using this site. But you can also use Word or any method that's easy for you.
Then, print out the design using a laser printer, cut it out and soak in water for a few minutes. This lets the paper become pliable without using a whole lot of decoupage.
Next, lay the wet design on a few sheets of paper towels and .  .  .
some on top, to remove the excess water. Gently pat the water out.
Next, add a layer of Mod Podge to the unfinished front of the wood block and smooth out. I like to use a plastic baggy for smoothing out the wrinkles.
I didn't quite like the clean finished look of the design, so first, I wet the edge area and applied a little bit of stain - still didn't like that look - so I removed the edges of the paper with my fingernail. Much better!
Once the paper is dry, sand down the rough edges and then add another layer of mod podge to seal.
*In hindsight, I should have torn the edges of the paper first to achieve this look. 
What a wonderful, inexpensive and sentimental project for Father's Day!
The perfect keepsake!
I'm sharing this as part of the May craft challenge with the ladies from Creative Crafter's Group. Take a moment to check out their craft tutorial posts and after the 15th share your own Father's Day and Outdoor tutorial posts with the link up. 


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2 comments:

  1. Gail,
    What a great idea for Father's Day. Congrats, you are being featured at Over The moon Linky Party. https://eclecticredbarn.blogspot.com/2019/05/over-moon-linky-party_26.html
    Have a lovely day.
    Hugs,
    Bev

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