So I have to admit, a few years ago, I bought a HUGE box of Wooden Paint Stirrer Sticks
intending to use them for a project. For some reason, the project never happened, and I now have a HUGE box sitting in my garage. As much as I paint I will probably never go through them in this lifetime, so I thought it was time to do something constructive with them! For Valentine’s Day, I thought it would be fun to use them to make a paint stir stick wood sign with a cute heart on it.
I used about 13 sticks. I lined them up ,and evened them out.
I glued two sticks down the back as a cross-piece for support and to keep the sticks together. This also made it a perfect square.
After the glue dried, I randomly swooshed on white paint to give it texture, make it look aged a bit and act as a resist.
I used plain, brown watercolor paint to age my wood the rest of the way and give it some color and character. You can use a more concentrated amount of paint on the edge to darken it, and use a but more watered down to lighten it.
After painting a big, red heart in the center with acrylic paint, and wiping some of the paint away with paper towel to let some of the wood grain come though, I added some words and some cute loops in white acrylic paint.
I let it dry, and once it’s totally dry, the wood can either be sealed or waxed like any other wood!
Isn’t this a fun way to make a Paint stir stick wood sign? You can find Wooden Paint Stirrer Sticks
on Amazon, but the boxes do come in a pack of 100, so be forewarned. If you buy them you either need to plan on making a lot of signs, or painting a lot of walls in your house!!!