Love all those free printables (maybe like the ones I shared yesterday?), but have no idea what to do with them? I mean, you could just frame them, and they’d look smashing… but you could also use them to make my quick and easy mounted artwork project. You can make it for about $8 (or less), and it would make a great mother’s day gift for all those southern mammas out there!
To make this project you will need:
One 1x12x2 Oak Board (found at Lowe’s)
Stain (I used Minwax Jacobean)
Printed Graphic on Cardstock (you can find this free printable here)
Optional: Sawtooth Hangers
First you’ll want to cut your board to 9 1/4 inches long. One board will do two projects. The boards are oak, so they will not cup like cheaper pine. However, if you have a pine board and want to make it, that’ll work, too! Cut the board, then sand all the edges with fine grit sand paper.
Next, stain the board and sit it aside to dry for about 24 hours. You can find fast drying stain, but I used what I had on-hand 🙂
While your board is drying, print off your image/printable onto cardstock and trim 1/2 inch off all the way around.
After the image is trimmed and the board is dry, use upholstery nails and tack it into the board, straight through the cardstock.
It sits pretty up on it’s on, or you could put hangers on the back to hang it up on the wall. So simple, so cute!
Want more ways to make your own art? Be sure to check out this round up of 20+ ways to make your own art!