Introduction: Turn Your Electric Panel Into a Hundred Acre Wood Sign

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The panel that holds the breakers is in what will soon be our newborns room.  The baby's room is Winnie the Pooh, and we did not want an open breaker box so my husband and I made a casing for it.  We turned it into the Hundred Acre Wood sign.  Here are the before and after pictures.

Step 1: Cut / Paint the Frame

My husband cut the frame for the box so I am not sure exactly how he did it.  It's pretty much a square frame with a plywood on top and a 2X4 cut to size on the bottom.  Or at least, that's how it looks to me :) He added the latch on so that it could be locked and then I got to paint it the base brown color.

Step 2: Make the Bees

I found a clip art of the Winnie the Pooh Bee and enlarged him onto a piece of ply wood.  I then asked my husband to jigsaw him out and painted the details.  I made three, one for right on the sign and two for nearby to represent daddy, mommy, and baby.

Step 3: 100 Acre Wood Writing

I tried to paint on the HUNDRED ACRE WOOD writing, but found that I do not have a straight eye nor a good freehand painting hand.  So I cut the letters out of Vinyl on my Cricut machine.  I am sure that this could be cut out by hand if needed, or a good stencil would help painting right on.  Just since I had the machine and the vinyl on hand that was the easiest method.

Step 4: Put It Together

I put the vinyl letters onto the sign and (for the picture) held up the Bee.  The bee will be put on by my husband either by using command strips or if they do not hold, one of those picture frame pieces that you nail to the back.  He wants to use the command strips if possible since they are removable for one the little one decides he wants trains or fire trucks.