I’m always looking for ways to make sentimental gifts for people. I always want to make gifts that represent my kiddos and the stage they are in. They are only going to be young little whippersnappers for a short time. This is the easiest sign you can make, it costs hardly anything, and my kids loved it. Super easy, and a great gift for Father’s Day.
1) Get a piece of wood from your local hardware store. I have a bunch of these boards in my barn that my husband has laying around. At my local hardware its less than $1.50 for this board and they cut it to the exact size that you want.
2)I had a bunch of stain in my basement so I sanded and stained the board. I wanted it dark so I just stained it until I got it to the color I liked.
3)Next is the fun part, my board is 2′ wide. So I measured to the middle and put a little pencil mark. Since I was putting 4 handprints, I then measured half way again and put a little mark just to get an idea of where I want each print to go. So then get your paint out and paint your kiddos hands. They loved this part!!
4) I printed the “love” part, laid the printed piece of paper over my board and traced the letters (it left a small indent on my board from pressing down) Paint the part that you just traced.
5) Finish it off with some polyeurethane and you’re done!
Simple, cheap, and sentimental! 🙂