Today, I was checking out all of the blogs I love and I saw this. Couldn't believe it! So I had to try it. I ran out to Lowe's to get what I needed. I decided to scale it down a little. I bought a 2x2 piece of wood. I have no idea what kind of wood it is, but it's nice and smooth and only cost around $3.50 (give or take a few cents).
And instead of painting the letters, because I'm a lazy bum... I printed them out and cut the circles as best I could. (FREE FONT)
I used an all purpose glue that I had laying around to glue the letters to the wood. It's made by Elmers but it's in the garage and yes, I'm still a lazy bum and not going to get it to tell you the exact name. Doesn't matter though, does it?
Next, I mixed a little stain with my Mod Podge. I tested this out on a piece of paper before hand and it didn't do anything crazy so I went with it.
I used the mixture on the letters and went around the circles. And dripped a little stain onto the board by accident. :XTHEN, I used a paint brush to trace my squares with Golden Oak stain. I let that sit a minute and used the brush again to stain the whole piece.
I'm hoping to wake up with it still looking like this, but dry. I really hope that mixing Mod Podge with stain was an OKAY idea. LOL
Jarrett is going to make me a frame soon too. I'm not in any hurry for it though. It looks super cool like it is.
When I get my school area done I'll take a pic of this on the wall. If you decide to make one, send me a link!! I want to see. :D
I'm adding this to Make Your Monday. I've been checking out this blog for 3 or 4 weeks. I'm loving it. You've gotta check it out!!!