Wood Father's Day Card
By: Bonnie Schiedel
Age: 5 and up
Guys love the look of wood, whether it's relaxing in a cozy log cabin or working on a woodworking project. This Father's Day, give him a wood-like card!
What you'll need:
- Light beige cardstock cut to 8 ½" x 5 ½"
- Medium brown cardstock cut to 5 ½" x 3 ½"
- Strip of wood veneer (or paper-thin scrap of wood) about 5 ½" x 2"
- Scrap of orange cardstock, about 3" x 1"
- Medium brown marker, or ink pad and stamp
- Adhesive, such as double-sided sticky tape, glue stick, liquid glue or mini glue dots
- Paper trimmer or scissors
How to make it:
- Fold beige cardstock in half.
- Glue brown cardstock to the bottom three-quarters of the card.
- Glue scraps of wood to the bottom half of the card. Layer a couple pieces for an interesting look.
- Print, write or stamp your greeting on the orange cardstock. Carefully tear the edges. Glue it to the right-hand side of the wood.
- Wood veneer, used in woodworking projects, is sold by the sheet and is available at woodworking stores and some home improvement and craft stores for a few dollars, depending on the type you choose. For our project we used a very thin scrap of wood left over from a planning project. No matter where you get it, choose a paper-thin piece that shows an interesting grain. You can also use scrapbooking paper with a wood-like pattern.
- Glue sticks or clear glue dots are probably the best adhesive. (Double-sided sticky tabs can show through the wood, especially if it's very thin. Liquid glue is too wet and may make the wood ripple.)
- If you want to stamp your greeting directly onto the wood, try it out on a scrap piece first. The ink may "bleed," depending on the type of wood.