Happy New Year! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Years celebration, I know I did (especially because I took almost two weeks of vacation time so no 9-to-5 for me these last several days!) And have I been BUSY! In case you hadn’t stopped by in a while, it’s been a while since my last post. My 5 month old laptop bit the dust (so not happy about that) and I had to ship it to the manufacture for repair. Still waiting to get it back…. (Ahem… Acer, any day now…) Until then, I’m stuck using my older, VERY SLOW laptop to share my projects with you all. 🙁 In addition, as with previous years, I was a possessed wild-woman madly making Christmas gifts for friends and family in time for Christmas and didn’t have much time to share all of those projects, but hey, better late than never, right?? Which leads me to the topic of this post, one of the gifts I made this year!:
This was pretty simple to make, just a bit time consuming painting in the design, but still completed in a few hours over a couple of days (had to wait for the coats of polyurethane to dry). Here are the materials you will need:
Tools and Supplies:
|Miter Saw||Drill/Driver||Kreg Jig|
|Wood Glue||1 1/4″ pocket hole screws||Acrylic Craft Paint|
|Craft paint brushes||Robe Hooks||Polyurethane|
1. Cut the 1×3 board into three 20″ pieces.
2. Using the Kreg Jig, drill three evenly spaced 3/4″ pocket holes into one side of two of the 20″ 1×3 boards.
3. Use wood glue and 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws to attach the three boards together and then sand until smooth.
4. Print a picture of a football (or other sporting item) as well as the sports logo of the team you want on the board. To get the picture big enough to cover a large portion of the top of the board,you may need to print the picture in Microsoft Excel, which will print across multiple pages. Using this method, you can tape the multiple pages together to create a large enough picture for the project.
5. Using a pen or sharp pencil, trace the football onto the board in the location you want it.
6. Using acrylic craft paint and a small, stiff paintbrush, begin painting the image. I painted the brown portions first, then the white.
7. Now, trace the sports team logo underneath the football (or whichever sports item is at the top).
8. Now, paint the traced-in logo.
9. Then, fill in the remainder of the board with a color of your choice, I chose gray.
10. Once the paint has dried, spray three coats of polyurethane onto the board, letting each coat dry between applications.
11. Once the polyurethane has dried, attach three robe hooks to the bottom of the board.
Now, you or the sports-lover you know has a great and inexpensive wall-mount coat rack! These make awesome Christmas, birthday, or Father’s Day gifts! 😉