This is a really good way to adjust your limited butged on prizes, and to use your creativity and talent to help with the short amount of money that your school have.
Step 1: Draw a Key Symbol
First draw the music symbol on a card roughly just using a pencil, then trace it with a marker, and a thicker line on both sides of the principal line.
The template has to be thick because i have to nail it to a base made of the same material: 9mm mdf.
Step 2: Trace the Template on the Mdf
Use the template that you already made (previous step) and trace it on a mdf piece.
I use some left overs parts
Trace as many music keys you need. The base has to be flat.
Step 3: Drill Some Holes and Cut
Drill holes in the mdf to insert the sawing machine blade.
cut to the lines and inside the forms.
Step 4: Make the Bottom of the Prizes
cut the bases of the same mdf. i cut squares and draw a line at the middle to attach the music symbols
A pre-hammered the nails leaving just the tip to adjust the pieces, put some glue and then hammered both together
Step 5: Start Painting
i first painted a coat of white waterbased paint. Then start with the colors. I did two layers of the same color on each prize.
Step 6: Paint the Details With a Thinner Brush
i use a "liner brush", its works to paint lines. I wrote "3rd place, music festival.."
Step 7: Barnish It and Use It
i use a marine barnish
and after about 12 hours, use it to award the kids at the music festival!