I know what you are thinking – why in the world is she posting a Autumn project for around Christmas?!? Guess what, it’s technically still Fall!! Hahahaha, I know it doesn’t come to mind when you are under a foot of snow. Anyway, I couldn’t wait till next year to show you my first foray into wood working. My hubby bought me a router and band saw for my birthday this past October and two weeks later I was finally brave enough to use it. The noise scares me sometimes. Yeah, I’m a sissy…
So, when I got my nerves in check I thought a wood sign of some type would be the easiest. Something with a fat silhouette and gentle curves to get a feel for the band saw. Since it was still November (albeit the last few days) I thought a acorn would be a perfect. I found a great one in the Blessings Trio set from My Scrap Chick. I had already used it for a cute box the week before. It was part of a flourish originally, but a quick snip in my software gave me the shape I was looking for. After I sized it and cut out both the bottom and cap to the acorn on paper I just traced it onto my wood with a pencil then cut away. It was pretty simple.
After I had it sanded and painted, I felt it needed a little something so I decided to add a sentiment to the front. The “give thanks” is another My Scrap Chick file. Instead of trying to make sure the paint didn’t bleed with a stencil on top of the shadow cut, I used brown vinyl for the wording. I love the way it looks. Even though that shadow piece was a little hairy to cut, I don’t know why I wasn’t using my tools earlier.
Once everything was glued on I embellished with a wire hanger and ribbon with buttons. I don’t know if I should keep it or give it away. I certainly think it was a great first wood project if I do say so myself….even if I messed up the lines in the cap because of my way too caffeinated hands….*shrugs*…now to find something to use the router on.
If you have any questions, let me know in the comments. I don’t know if I explained this enough or clearly. It’s probably because of the stupid double ear ache. Blah!