I have a huge pile of scrap wood that grows larger by the day. I was really excited to see Sandra over at the Sawdust Girl create a sCrap wood challenge! I love challenges! I have no greater motivator for get things done.
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Tools and Supplies
Here’s a list of the tools and supplies I used to create the sign.
- 6 ft Cedar Picket Fence (or a scrap piece of 1×12 board ~3 ft long)
- Wood Glue
- Scroll Saw
- Orbital Sander
- Acrylic Craft Paints (I used Delta Ceramcoat)
- Mod Podge
- Scrapbook Paper
- 1 inch circle paper punch
How to Make the Address Sign
This is a super easy project that you could knock out in on afternoon.
Step 1: Cut the picket fence in half and edge to edge join the boards.
First up, cut the cedar picket fence in half. Apply glue to the long edge of one half and clamp the two halves together creating a ~11 inch wide board.
Step 2: Draw the outline of a Christmas tree onto the board.
Next up, sketch a quick outline of a Christmas onto the board. I started out with a triangle and from there flushed out the details. Also, trace the outline of the address numbers onto the board. I used Arial Bold.
Step 3: Cut out the tree and numbers with a jigsaw or a scroll saw.
Once the lines are drawn, you’re ready to cut! I used my scroll saw to cut out the shapes. My saw was equiped with a Flying Dutchman spiral scroll saw blade and it cut the cedar like butter.
Step 4: Sand!
Take a moment and sand down the pieces. I cycled through grits 60, 100 and 120 with my orbital sander.
Step 5: Paint the tree and the numbers.
Next up, paint the tree with acrylic craft paints. I used Delta Ceramcoat colors. This line of craft paints is my favorite because of the quality compared to other brands that I have tried. The base coat of the tree is Spring Green (02517) and the numbers are painted with Tompte Red (02107).
Step 6: Add paper ornaments.
For some added sparkle, cut 1 inch wide circles from glitter scrapbook paper and glue it to the tree. I used Mod Podge to seal the paper and attach it to the tree.
Steps 7 & 8: Attach the numbers and seal the project!
Finally, attach the wooden numbers to the tree ( I used wood glue), and seal the wooden tree.