Can't say what inspired the idea...more of a failed attempt at a pallet slat wall to forgotten piece of firewood to, "Hey, this could be made into something."
Materials Already On-Hand:
Materials Purchased: Project Cost: $2.50ish
Triangle Ring Hangers
Step 1: Lightly Sand/Clean the wooden slat
I liked the worn look of this wood so I didn't "clean" it to perfection.
Step 2: Cut out letters from maps
I ended up using an old World Atlas. Since I'm making this for my sister I cut the letters around places that she has visited.
The cookie cutter was used to make the heart. I picked her favorite country (Ireland) for this.
Step 3: Attach letters to board with Modge Podge.
Step 4: Coat both sides with polyurethane.
I used 3 coats on the front and two on the back. We had a can of satin finish leftover from redoing our kitchen cabinets. The shine shows up more on the letters than the wood.
Step 5: Attach Triangle Hangers to back.
Hopefully: She may choose to prop it on a shelf instead of hang in on the wall.
Too make sure the hangers were in identical spots on the back I used a note card to measure the distance from each corner. The note card was folded in half and the hanger was nailed next to the fold.
Step 6: Display!
: on In the Old Road.