Hey girl, hey! I’m so excited to show you our new Woodshop Summer Kits! (Grab yours while supplies last!) We are going to start with this “American Rainbow” design, and I’ll show you step by step here and on the video below. (By the way, the video has fun details of our RV trip on the Oregon coast and seeing the Goonies house!)
Let’s get started!
Walmart: Giant craft sticks
Amazon: Beads, sanding sponge Click here to check out my favorite crafting supplies (This is an Amazon affiliate link and I may receive a small compensation for items purchased from this link.)
Debi’s Design Diary DIY Paint: White Swan, Hey Sailor (blue), Marquis (red)
Here’s the wood kit for today’s project:
Here are our other supplies: Dollar Tree sign (it will be our surface), giant craft sticks and beads for the hanger. (I pre-strung the beads to save a bit of time).
We are going to use the frame as well as the insert for our sign. I placed the insert over my craft sticks, then marked them on both sides.
Once they were marked, I cut the ends off then hot glued them to the insert.
When all of them were glued down, I painted them with my White Swan paint.
To prep the frame, I sanded it to rough it up so the paint would adhere to it, then painted it with Hey Sailor blue.
TIP: An alternative to sanding would be to apply Mod Podge on the frame before painting with chalk or clay-based paint.
Here are all the parts for our American Rainbow!
I painted the stars with White Swan, then two of the rainbow pieces with Marquis (red) and one with Hey Sailor (blue).
TIP: Put tiny parts on tape to hold them in place while you paint them.
I put the insert (now it’s our surface) into the frame, then hot glued it for extra security.
I glued on the rainbow shapes first, then positioned the stars where they would be equal distance apart. Once I was happy with the stars placement, I hot glued them on.
Next, I added the Scrabble letters to spell “Freedom”. (I had to use an upside-down W for my M, but it’s okay, y’all. Use what you’ve got, girl, use what you’ve got!)
Finally, I added the hanger. I used hot glue to hold the twine down, and placed pieces of craft sticks over each end. Then I trimmed the twine.
And here we have our sign! It is so festive and a fun summer project!
We have two more summer Wood Shop creations for you! These are all limited supply, so get yours while they are available by clicking here.
I always love to craft with y’all, and hope you enjoyed this as much as I did! Let me know in the comments what you are creating this summer!
Thank you so much for stopping by,