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Topic: Wood Chalkboard Letters  (Read 1016 times)
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« on: August 28, 2015 08:01:13 PM »

I made these for my nephews after they asked for end of the year gifts for their teachers. This was a fun little project to put together. I first bought plain wood letters for the initial of the teachers last name. Sidenote: in the photos I have blocked out where it says the teachers full last name just so it isn't out there for everyone to see.  Smiley Then I spray painted each letter with chalkboard paint. After quite a few coats and lots of sanding in between I finally achieved a smooth surface that was easy to write on. The I took a thin scrap piece of wood that i already had around and drew apples on them. Cut them out by hand with a mounted jigsaw and then painted them with a multiple shades of red and white highlights. Used wood glue to attach them. The hot glued the string for hanging as well as attached multi colored chalk on a string. These could easily be replicated using any letter as well as for back to school gifts instead of end of school gifts. Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2015 01:04:48 PM »

Nicely done.   Smiley

« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2015 07:07:21 PM »

Thank you! The nephews and the teachers both loved them.

 And I apologize for the terrible quality in pictures. I forgot to take pictures before dropping them off  so I just used my iPhone instead.
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2015 05:37:47 PM »

What a lovely teacher's gift! A nice change from the eternal barrage of "best teacher" coffee mugs xD

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