How funny that you didn’t mention that.
I myself did not realize that fun fact until Monday. The 1st. Monday the 1st is when it suddenly became clear to me that I did not have two weeks but rather had five days to restock what had sold at the Santa Ana show.
I, of course, approached this crisis with a Zen-like calm and poise.
My week was filled with with stressed out panic chamomile tea and brunching with chums.
In the midst of brunching and chatting I got this idea for a Father’s Day Project and, as we know, when I get one of these ideas I feel overwhelmingly compelled to make it. Luckily it came together very,very fast leaving me time to lounge at the pool consuming bon-bons as I am wont to do.
- Three 2″ wood blocks from Michaels
- Two 3/4″ nuts
- Wood Stain
- E6000 glue
- Mod Podge
- 8 graphic prints (more on that at the end of the post) sized to 1.75 inches square
- Electric Drill with a good sized bit
I gave the blocks a light sanding just to smooth things out and marked the center of each.
The graphics went on three sides of what would be the end blocks and just on the front and back of the center block. Once they had dried I sealed them with another coat of Mod Podge
I, of course, used patent prints for my images because patent prints are all I can think about these days but there are so many options.Maybe use scanned family or school pictures? Perhaps scan and reduce kid’s drawings?
Or, getting away from Father’s day what about fruit crate labels, or tea label graphics (not that dads cant like fruit or tea)? The blocks could be painted white and scrap book paper applied. It just seems like there are a lot of fun possibilities.
So there you have it. And now I’m off to lie down for a little while several days because, you know how it is – all that relaxation can be soooo draining.
PS: The show went great! I was a bit groggy and the basic math skills required to run a booth did, on occasion elude me, but the weather was perfect, tons of stuff sold and the crowd was awesome (and I had the assistance of my terrific niece Sabrina who charmed pretty much everyone that came along. I’m a very lucky, if calendar challenged, guy!).