I had a bit of extra time on my hands while hubby was away for work (Army wife life!), so I decided to take the opportunity to make this adorable craft for our front patio. I am planning on making another one with Halloween or Autumn one side and Christmas or Winter on the other, so that we can have this cute decoration out there year round!
It’s really easy to make this craft, and if you are a crafter like me, than you probably already have all the materials you will need to do it, minus maybe the board…speaking of which, this craft is great if you have an old board that you aren’t sure what to do with. I love repurposing stuff, and this craft is a perfect way to do that with an old board that you have lying around!
Of course, you don’t have to use the spring/summer theme. Like I said, I am planning on making another one of these with either holidays or the other two seasons on it, but really you can do whatever you want on each side!
- A flat wooden board in the size you would like. Mine was about 3/4 inch thick, 4 feet long, and a little over a foot wide.
- a pencil
- craft paint for wood
- Stencils (optional) – I did mine freehand
1.) Start with one side of the board, and use your pencil to sketch in your design using your stencils or freehand.
2.) Now, use your paintbrushes and paints to paint in your sketched design using the colors you would like.
3.) Allow the paint to dry overnight.
4.) On the other side of the board, repeat steps 1 – 3 on the other side with a different design of your choosing. After it has dried, display it proudly on your patio or deck! 🙂
Told you it was simple, and isn’t it so cute? Enjoy! 🙂