birch wood diy

March 24, 2011

Hello everyone. I’m so glad being here on GHTR today to show you one of my easy project tutorials I’ve made recently.My name is Lou and I live in Frankfurt, Germany. I have a blog named Happy Serendipity which is all about crafty inspiration, handmade markets, I have a DIY tutorial each week and a free digital download as well. Being a sewing addict I have an Etsy shop – named HappySerendipity as well. Please stop by and have a look. I will donate 50% of all purchases to the German Red Cross these days to support the victims of Japan. Thank you.

 
Materials needed:

– Slices of birch tree (available in craft stores or flower shops, I found these at Dawanda)
– Acrylic paint or crayons or sharpies
– Printout of artwork
– Tracing paper
 
woodblock diy
 
Trace the artwork on the wood by laying the tracing paper between the draft and the wood.
Use a pencil to draw the lines.
 
woodblock diy
 
After tracing everything it should look like this.
 
woodblock diy
 
Now you can start to paint. For some I drew a black outline with a black sharpie before painting but that’s
totally up to you.
 
yay paint
 
I used either acrylic paint and crayons.
 
yay paint
 
The final result looks like this.
 
plate
 
you can even use them as coasters!
 
The final result looks like this.
 

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  • nice idea. =) greetings, Evi

  • i’m honored to be here. thanx bonnie! :-)

  • I love this so much! Such a cute idea!

  • You can also use them to cover your drink to keep bugs out in the summertime! That way you can enjoy all the fun messages you’ve put on the top!

  • this is so so so awesome. i think they’d look great hanging on a wall too.

  • hadassah | March 25, 2011

    hi there–

    quick question: where did you find the runner (tablecloth?) in the second-to-last photo (with the pink squiggle circles)? it’s great!

    thanks!

  • hello hadassah, of course, it was a fabric from ikea that i bought by the meter and just sewed the hem. that was many moons ago though i think they discontinued that pattern. at least here in germany.

  • hadassah | March 25, 2011

    thanks, anyways!

  • Analeigh | January 5, 2012

    I love these, they’re so pretty! I’m definitely trying this one out :) Thank you! But I do have a question, what fonts did you use for ‘Martin’, ‘Luisa’ and ‘eat, drink, love’?

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