If you want any paint or stain on your plaque put it on now. Before anything you may want to sand down th face of the wood. the smoother the wood the better the decal sticks. After done you can stain it. Make sure its dry before you move on.
Step 3: Decals
place your decal down on the place you want it.
Step 4: Rub on the decal
Carefully, place your decal on the wood WITH THE BACK WAX PAPER OFF. Using your popsicle stick, rub the decal onto the wood.
Step 5: Finishing
stain with poly and let dry until its completely dry. (you may want to put more than one coat on.) then put a hook on its back and hang it on your wall. I hope you liked my first instructable.