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THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2016
The Rockaway Times
Car Detailing
by appointment
only Tuesday
and Thursday
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By Artie Wallace
Here is a project you can do
with the kids, best of all you can
start it on a nice day and finish it
on a rainy day…
Step 1
is the easiest. On a nice
day, take a walk in a park and
collect as many twigs as you
can. Collect different sizes and
shapes, you’ll never know what
you will need when you start
making your twig letter.
Step 2:
Draw out, on a piece of
oak tag (or wood if your twig let-
ter will be outdoors), your letter
or design that you want to make
with the twigs. If you would like
your twig letter/design to have
a full back (for multiple letters/
numbers or to frame your de-
sign) use wood (outside use) or
cardboard (inside use) and skip
step 3.
Step 3:
Carefully cut out your
letter/design.
Step 4:
Cut your twigs to fit
your design and glue them to
your letter/design. Hot glue is
best, but for indoor use Elmer’s
or wood glue can work. Glue
your pieces in as you go. When
gluing your twigs, have a pattern
in mind and layer your twigs if
needed (to add more design).
Step 5:
Once your design is
complete, allow to dry thor-
oughly, then coat with a fast
drying brush-on lacquer. If
you're going to keep your twig
letter/design outdoors, apply
three coats of lacquer to protect
it from the weather.
Some of the things you can
make with twig letters/design:
wall art, initial for wall or in
front of your house, your house
number for your front lawn, the
list goes on. So use your imagina-
tion and you might be surprised
at what you can come up with.
Twig Letters