- 7 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
We had a $10 limit for Christmas this year since, well, neither of us has a lot of money. I decided to make a wooden ornament to commemorate our first year living together in California! I used to enjoy painting but hadn’t painted in many years so I’m fairly pleased with how it turned out. Since it’s taking everything in my power not to send him a picture, I thought I’d share here!
First, I drew the shape of California on some plywood and cut it out using a coping saw. I ended up snapping the saw at this point and had to buy a replacement blade. Oops!
Next, I sketched out what I wanted to paint on there and did all my background colors.
Then, I painted on all the details! The pink things in the middle were supposed to be ski poles but didn’t quite turn out the way I wanted lol.
I hope he likes it! If not, I’m putting it on my own tree 🙂