Arts & Crafts with Studio 614 on Good Day Columbus { Fox 28 }

ATTENTION! In case you forgot, Father’s Day is only FOUR days away! If you’re anything like me, you haven’t found any eye-catching gifts yet- because when has it ever been easy to shop for men? Never. Well Good Day Columbus invited me back to give some advising to all of you who are stuck shopping online for Dad!

My dad is my best friend, and I know him very well. If there are 2 things he loves most, it’s 1) his grill and 2) his iPhone …specifically taking pictures and videos with his iPhone. He’s the only guy who can fill 64GB with pictures of his power tools and the squirrels in the backyard slipping on his olive oil-coated bird feeders (his most clever idea to keep the rodents away from the bird seed).

So taking those 2 concepts, I’ve decieded to craft up 2 cute projects that will go along perfectly with his 2 favorite things! Follow our how-to’s below, and watch the above video from Good Day Columbus if you think your dad would dig them too.

Grillin’ & Chillin’ Sign

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Supplies needed: piece of wood (size can vary), 3 dresser knobs, 3 screws, acrylic paint, stencils, drill and drill bit, painter’s tape

*We bought our wood at Michaels Arts & Crafts and everything else at Lowe’s!
columbus-diy-craft-artStep 1: Tape the stencils to the wood in any way you’d like, and paint the letters onto the wood. You could also just decorate the wood or have the kids put their own handprints on it.

Step 2: Remove the stencils and tape, and let the paint dry.

Step 3: Drill 3 holes through the bottom of the wood in any way, wherever you’d like the knobs to be.

Step 4: Screw the screws through the back, and then turn the knobs onto the front of the wood so that they are all secured tightly.

By this time, you should be proud of your work coming together!

Note: If this will be hung outside on the back patio or against the brick on house, be sure to seal the paint with a clear coat of polyurethane, and make sure that the bottle clearly states “for outdoor use”. 

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Handmade Cell Phone Docking Station

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Supplies needed: Balsa wood, Exacto knife or scissors, ruler, stain (if desired)

*You can get Balsa wood at any crafting store, but not hardware stores.

Stepgood-day-fox-28-columbus 1: We want to cut 2 pieces of Balsa wood which are 8″ long each. This will be the base of the docking station. Use the Exacto knife to score the cuts, and then bend the wood back and forth in order to softly break it.

Step 2: Now, we want to cut 2 smaller pieces which will be the upright pieces of the Balsa wood. These pieces should be about 6″ long.

Step 3: Next, we want to cut the slits in the 2 large peices which will allow us to push the smaller pieces through. We want to cut the slits 6″ just like those smaller pieces, but make sure the slits are wide enough for both pieces of wood to fit thorugh. You may need to continue trimming more and more off with the Exacto, as pictured below.pinterest-columbus-diy

Step 4: Fit the pieces together like a puzzle.

Step 5: Apply a nice, walnut stain if you’d like the type of finish we chose for ours. If the kids are making this, they can also paint it with acrylics or decorate it with stickers.

Thank you again, Good Day Columbus for having me on air today to share these fun crafts. Until next time!

Link to their website: http://myfox28columbus.com/good-day-columbus/gdc-fathers-day-crafts

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