Made these earlier this month in a weekend.
Step 1: Tools & Materials
Gather the following:
- Sand Paper
- Paint Brushes
- 6 Inch Bar Clamps
- Scroll, Jigsaw, or Bandsaw
- Wood (I just used some scrap 3/4in. plywood)
- Acrylic Paint
- Wood Glue
- A few plastic cups
Step 2: Template
Figure out what design you want your napkin holder to be and then search for clipart. Once you've found clipart scale it to be about 5" x 5". Print and cut it out.
Step 3: Transferring the Template
Trace the template onto your wood.
Step 4: Cutting the Design Out
Cut your design out then repeat it again so you have 2 sides.
Step 5: Cutting the Spacer Block
Take a 3/4in thick strip of wood and cut it down to one 3in x 1.5in block of wood.
Step 6: Sanding
Sand all of your objects and dust them off with a damp rag.
Step 7: Painting
I sketched out the clip art on my wood then painted it. Don't forget to paint the spacer.
Step 8: Touching Up
Now, i'm pretty bad at painting so I had to go back and outline the details with sharpies.
Step 9: Finishing
I forgot to take pictures of this step but all I did was glue the spacer between the walls and clamp it. After that I let it dry and they were finished.
I hope you enjoy making your own! Remember to post a picture of the finished product.
PS. Ignore the screws in the turkey.