Time Required :
Over an hour
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

amazing mother plaque

Tell your Mom she’s amazing with this sweet Mother’s Day plaque! We’ll show you how to trace these words onto wood (spoiler: it’s super-easy with our free template!), then paint them with her favorite colors. A few bright flowers will round out this adorable DIY gift!
Step 1
You can download the template by clicking here and print it onto 11" x 17" paper. Then set it aside until Step 3.
 
TIP: If you don’t have large format printer paper, that’s ok! Just tile the design onto several sheets of 8½" x 11" paper and tape them together.
Step 2
Use painter’s tape to mask off a border that’s 1½" wide, all the way around the plaque’s edges. This will leave you with an open rectangle in the center of the plaque that measures 8½" x 18½". Paint this center rectangle white; then let it dry and remove the tape. 
Step 3
Place a sheet of transfer paper underneath your printed template (with the graphite side facing down) and then tape the two sheets together. Place themontothe plaque, but make sure to center the template’s words inside the white rectangle. Tape both sheets to the plaque along one edge, to keep them from shifting as you trace.

TIP: Make sure you place the template high enough on the plaque that you still have room at the bottom to add flowers (see Step 6).
Step 4
Use a ballpoint pen to trace around each letter on the template. Apply a good amount of pressure as you do this, to ensure that the design transfers to the wood surface. Once you’ve traced every letter, remove the template and the transfer paper.

TIP: Before you remove them, take a peek underneath and make sure all the words have transferred correctly.
Step 5
Time to paint! First, paint the vertical letters that spell ‘MOTHER’ with Snow Pea paint. Then, paint all the remaining letters with fuchsia paint. Let the plaque dry.

TIP: Once the paint’s dried completely, use an eraser to remove any stray graphite marks on the wood.
Step 6
Now you’ll add a few flowers. Pull two pink flower heads and one white flower head from the summer bush. Use scissors to trim away the excess plastic on the underside of each flower’s base. Hot glue all three flowers onto the plaque, in a row underneath the words. 
Step 7
Check the back of your plaque and you’ll see that the jute hanger’s on the side, not at the top where you need it. No problem! Just cut the hanger off and hot glue it back onto the plaque, but at the top instead. Gorgeous…get ready for some Mom hugs!
 
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