Better at the Beach Sign

Who loves the beach?  Ooh, ooh, me, ME!  And so does my whole family, especially my dad.  I decided that for Father’s Day I wanted to make him something since he loved the retirement blocks I made back at Christmas time, so I came up with this idea.
If you know him, shhhhh!  Don’t tell!
“Better at the Beach” Sign
– wood scrap
– blue and white acrylic paint
– paintbrushes and/or paint pen
– sandpaper
– hot glue gun and glue
– twine
– scissors
– optional: computer, printer, paper, pencil
STEP 1: Paint your wood.  I got this piece from Michaels for less than $2.

STEP 2: Print your words {mine are mirror image} and use a pencil over top to make slight depressions in the wood as you trace over each letter.

STEP 3: Using paint and/or paint pen, trace over letters.

STEP 4: Use sandpaper to distress edges.

STEP 5: Hot glue twine in place as a hanger.


I can’t wait to give it to him!  And I’m so excited to have it figured out and finished ahead of time…men are so hard to think of good gifts for sometimes!  Plus, it cost me less than two bucks!  But that’ll be our little secret.
Happy Crafting!

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  1. This is a great gift idea and you’re right, guys are much harder to find appropriate crafts to make. Turned out great – love the colour.

  2. Great sign, Amy! It is on my to-do list to make a wooden sign for my back lanai…just not sure what I want it to say yet.

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