Here is a DIY that's easy and fun!
It's a great craft to squeeze in before school starts.
It's simple to make cute wall art from wood to give that rustic, beachy driftwood, barn-wood vibe!
I love this method of coloring untreated wood. It tints the wood with a bright color, but the paint doesn't cover up all the cool details of the wood texture!
Ready to get crafty?
Be sure your wood is clean, dry, and splinter-free.
If you want to combine multiple pieces of wood to make a larger "canvas", lay out your boards and use smaller wood strips on the back to attach it.
For light wood like this you can hot glue a paint stick to the back.
For heavier wood, use nails to attach to two supports as shown.
You can also attach any wall-hanging hardware
To color the wood use watered-down acrylic paint.
Mix approximately a quarter sized drop of paint with 1 or 2 Tablespoons of water.
Paint the water/paint mixture onto the wood liberally
Paint multiple layers. The water helps to soak the color into the wood (rather than the paint coating over the wood details)
Lay your wood out in a sunny place to dry. This is perfect for August heat!
Using paint (not watered-down!) and Sharpie Markers, decorate with quotes and pictures.
I did mine with some quotes from my Creative Motivation Board on Pinterest!
And of course, one for the dorm room:
Have fun :)