What is great about this project is that I was able to make it on the backside of these Christmas Wood Tags. Yah! saving money, time and space. *This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.
SUPPLIES FOR WOOD THANKSGIVING TAGS
- 1 – 1 x 8 x 4
- Sand paper and or sander
- Paint or spray paint
- Stencil made with Silhouette Cameo
- Square (optional)
- Small paint brush
- Black latex paint
- Stain – I used Minwax Stain in Dark Walnut
- Old t-shirt
CUTS FOR WOOD THANKSGIVING TAGS
- 18 inches long
Please refer to the Christmas Wood Tags post to see how to make the angled cuts.
STEPS TO MAKE WOOD THANKSGIVING TAGS
Step 1) Once the cuts are made start by painting or spray painting the wood in your chosen color. My boards were already spray painted with a Flat White Spray Paint.
Step 2) Create a stencil. I used my Silhouette Cameo to create a “give thanks” stencil. You can get the Free Give Thanks cut files in my Resource Library (for personal use only). Use a square or measuring tape to center the stencil. I painted the stencil with a few layers of black latex paint and removed the stencil.
Step 3) I sanded the edges of the wood with a sander and sanded the letters lightly with sandpaper. Then using an old t-shirt I applied some Minwax Stain in Dark Walnut to the edges and areas that were sanded and then wiped off the stain after about 30-60 seconds. I applied a few coats of stain until I achieved the desired color. The stain really helps give a rustic/aged look and adds dimension to the project. Finally I hung the wood tags on the front door.
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