If you have read my blog for more than 5 minutes you know that I love wood projects! They are probably my favorite kind of DIYs!! So today I wanted to have some fun and make these super cute large wooden tags and show you how you can make one project, the same project, chic or rustic.
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2×6 board (or whatever you have laying around)
*Miter Saw (this is the one I personally have)
*Dremel (I LOVE this tool)
*Drill and 1/4 inch bit
4 ply *Twine
*Briwax (optional…but IS A MUST!!!!)
Chick Stencil (download HERE)
Now let me further this by saying there are several different ways to cut these out. Good old fashioned hand saw, and so on. I linked up exactly what tools I use but you can always go with different variations of the products. If you have any questions feel free to ask :)
First start by cutting your board to the height you want with your *miter saw. I went with 7 inches tall. So measure and cut.
Next I decided how deep I wanted my angles to go. I went with 3 inches down the board and then used a *triangle square, which is what I call them…but they are also known as quick squares or rafter squares, to make the angle lines so I know where to cut.
Then I moved the blade on my miter saw to a 45 degree angle and lined up the board and cut. Then I moved the saw to the left side of the 45 degree angle and cut the other side of the board. This is why I love miter saws..so easy to make angled cuts!
Next I moved the saw back to zero and cut 1/2 inch of the tip off to give it a tag shape.
Now If you don’t have a *Dremel just grab some sand paper. But if you are lucky enough to own this awesome tool, put the sand paper bit on it and sand the edges. Not only does it sand in half of the time of hand sanding..the Dremel is perfect for sanding primitive pieces giving it the dents that you can see in the photo. Its amazing to use after you paint projects to give it the look of rustic decor. This is my go to tool for several different things. Its so diverse! Anyway..
Grab your *drill and drill a hole in the top center the whole way through. I used a 1/4 inch drill bit but you can always go with a bigger hole if that is the look you want.
Then you can grab your spray paint and give them a quick coat. Again you can change this part to any color, leave it bare, use stain, use *Briwax…anyway you choose. You can even grab a torch and burn the wood which will pull out all of the wood grain and it looks super awesome!
Then its time to design your tags. If you want to add the cute chick you can download it HERE. I even put two different styles of chicks for you to enjoy!! Cut it out, tape it on and then give it a quick coat of spray paint in the color of your choice.
Now if you want to go rustic. Grab your *Briwax in dark brown. (If you read any of my DIY projects, I use this stuff 8 out of 10 of them!!) To apply Briwax you will need steel wool. Dip it in and then rub it on in a chunky dry brush stroke.
You could cover the whole thing or leave it like you see here. After it sits for about a minute take a clean piece of steel wool and buff it. Briwax not only seals a project it gives it a super awesome rustic old vintage look. I sersioulsy use this stuff on 80% of my wood projects!
Then add a piece of twine through the hole!
I added a quick matte clear coat on this one to seal it. But that is up to you. Because I own a store and sale my projects I want to make sure they are sealed and safe to be cleaned.
And there you have it. A super cute wood project that can be customized several ways!!! But these chicks are perfect for spring or Easter decor or if you are a chicken lover then just all year round!
Which one do you like better? The green one or the rustic bronze chick?
Happy Easter Friends!