Hey, hey....welcome back to another Monthly DIY Challenge!
On the second Wednesday of every month a group of some of my favorite blogger friends and I get together and challenge each other to create a project based on a particular theme or material. This month's theme was craft wood and if you've been around this blog for awhile then you know I LOVE Balsa wood. It's such a great craft/DIY product that is inexpensive and can easily be cut with the swipe of a razor blade.
I've completed a few balsa wood projects in the past (faux specimen cabinet, organized cork board and file magazine holders) and lucky for me I had plenty scrap pieces laying around that I was determined to use. I was also determined to make something that was A. useful and B. would make a great addition to our current décor. I had no desire to make something that would get thrown in my craft closet to collect dust.
I wondered around my house (which I tend to do when I'm bored and looking for a project) and decided that a few wire baskets could use some new tags. A few years ago I updated the original metal numbers with a little gold leaf Rub 'n Buff, but I was ready for a change.
Do you all remember the vintage inspired signs I created back in July? They were so easy and fun to create that I decided to use the same concept to create number tags for this months craft wood theme.
Here's What You'll Need:
- Balsa wood
- Elmer's letters
- CeCe Caldwell wax and aging dust (You can use any brand, this is just what I had on hand)
- Wax Brush (you don't have to use a wax brush, but it is worth the cost if you plan on waxing furniture)
- Mod Podge
- Elmer's Glue
- Razer blade
- Scrapbook paper
- Double sided tape
The steps are super easy and you can have these tags done in no time.
I ended up using double sided tape to attach my tags, but you could always drill a hole in the top of each tag, add jute and hang them from a basket.
Now, don't forget to stop by and check out all the other creative craft wood projects!