Using this method, you can make all sorts of custom keepsakes for you and your friends. It is relatively inexpensive and easy but looks impressive. I spent less than $10! Here's what you'll need:
- Stencil (hand-drawn or digitally printed on computer paper, cut with X-Acto knife)
- Unfinished wood item (plaque, jewelry box, etc.)
- Wood stain of chosen color
- Varnish of chosen finish
- Sponge and paint brushes
- Soft cloth rags
Let's make a one-of-a-kind gift!
Step 1: Prepare your stencil
I simply sized my silhouette on my computer and printed it out on plain paper. Using an X-Acto knife, I carefully cut around the outline. Keep in mind whether you want to create a positive or negative stencil during this process.