My daughter’s teacher’s birthday is coming up so you all know what that means…you need a gift! Because I’m the queen of handmade gifts I just had of course had to think of something to make, preferably from supplies I already had (because hey, lets face it! Doesn’t it seem like every time you turn around you’re shelling out money for this and that and this and that for school related happenings?? — I know I’m not alone on this one! ha!!)
I’ve always allowed my kids to help me with every project I do so this one was no different. They were the best little helpers and made this hand painted wooden pencil door sign extra special!
It was so easy to make, so easy that you all can make it too! For less than $10! Let me show you how you can make your own!
My daughter drew the pencil and then I took my Black & Decker Jig Saw and cut it out. (If you are looking for a saw that is easy to use I 200% recommend a jigsaw! Seriously it’s beyond easy to use, isn’t scary at all and can cut through most anything you would ever need to cut!)
The kind of wood I used was 1/4″ plywood which can be found at your local hardware store.
Once the wood is cut, use 3M fine grit sand paper to sand down the edges.
Next you want to drill two holes for the wire hanger that you will add later on. This little Black & Decker drill is actually my sons. (It’s really for adults but as I mentioned earlier, my kids are involved in every project so they needed their own real tools!)
Use 16 gauge wire to make the door hanger.
Then it’s time for the bow! I used wired burlap ribbon and fun colored ribbon. In order to make the fun colored ribbon curly I had to wrap it around a large wooden dowel rod and baked in the oven at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Scrunch all of your pieces of ribbon together and tie together with the 16 gauge wire for the hanger (you can also use pipe cleaners or twisty ties). Once the bow is complete secure it to the hanging wire by twisting the wires together.
And there you have it! So easy! So simple! So cheap! and Sooo didn’t take a long time!
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