- 18" Round wood plank
- Wood stain - I used Minwax Wood Finish in Dark walnut
- Sealer - Minwax Polycrylic
- Gloves for protection
- Old cloth for wiping the sand dust and staining
- Silhouette Electronic cutting machine
- Oracal 651 vinyl
- Transfer tape
- Craft knife
- Parchment tape for template
- Felt in four different colors
- White paint for writing numbers
- Velcro dots with hook side
- Ping pong balls
- Cup hooks - 1 1/4"
- Chain - Decorative chain
- Wall hook for hanging the wood sign
- Popsicle sticks for stirring the stain and the sealer
- Foam brush for stain
- Paintbrush with soft bristles for sealer
The basic steps of staining and sealing the wood
To do this, use a bristle brush and follow the wood grain with light coats until the whole sign is covered. Allow it to dry for 2 hours. I did three coats and allowed it to dry overnight after the last coating before proceeding to the next step.
What to use on the top of stained wood - paint or vinyl?
After reading many blogs, researching all over the internet, and reading people's experiences - The thought of vinyl yellowing overtime when placed over Polyurethane and top coated and some people said vinyl starts to peel off - all these comments stuck to mind, So, I decided to try the paint for the designs first and if it is doesn’t work I thought I will have vinyl as a backup.
Painting on top of the stained and sealed wood sign:
Use Vinyl to add beautiful designs on the stained wood sign:
How to create a Target shooting/throwing game on the back of the wood sign:
- Trace the outline of the wood sign onto parchment paper to make a template. Then use the template and cut a piece of felt. I used pink felt and used this as an outer circle for the game.