I absolutely love everything about Thanksgiving: the food, the friends, the family, the love! I saw a large plaque with this sentiment of gratitude the other day and just had to make my own version. I’m definitely not the best at painting by hand so I had to come up with an easy way to transfer the words for me to trace. Hope you enjoy this Thanksgiving DIY wall hanging tutorial and have a great holiday!
- Darice MDF Bread Board Wood Plaque
- White & Brown Paint
- Darice Foam Paint Brush
- Darice Extra Fine Sandpaper
- Darice Assorted Leaf Craft Dies
- Tracing Paper
- “Full Of Thanks And Giving” Free Printable
Step 1. To begin your Thanksgiving DIY wall hanging, use a dry sponge brush to lightly apply the brown paint to bread board. Unlike most projects, you’re going to want as many streaks as possible so make sure you paint lightly. Amazing how quickly it begins to look like wood!
Step 2. Once paint has dried completely, trace the “Full Of Thanks And Giving” Free Printable onto the board with the graphite tracing paper.
Step 3. Using a fine paint brush, begin to paint in the traced words. Don’t worry if it’s not perfect, we’re going for a weathered, handmade look for your board.
Step 4. I intentionally left the top section blank for you to customize how you see fit. I went with a rustic leaf design that I traced with my leaf dies. Turns out they can be used for more than just paper cutting! Another idea would be to glue some Darice small pumpkins or acorns in this blank space. Or what about a beautiful bow? Or a personalized monogram? There are so many fun ways for you to customize your Thanksgiving DIY wall hanging!
Step 5. Once you’ve decided on your design and have allowed everything to dry, lightly sand the entire piece with extra fine sandpaper to give it a nice weathered look.
If you’re looking for other creative Thanksgiving DIY projects to try out this season, check out this great collection of Thanksgiving crafts and decor ideas.
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