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Nautical Thermometer Wall Plaque

By: Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza are handcraft designers, Emmy Nominated television hosts, book authors, lifestyle experts and the inventors of Hot Glue Gun Helpers. Their shows can be seen in the United States, Australia, South Africa, The Philippines and on the Armed Forces Network.  They were nominated for two Daytime Emmys. Cathie and Steve has also appeared on numerous network shows and specials for NBC, ABC, Discovery Channel, HGTV, DIY and Food Network.  Programs such as Rachael Ray, IVillage Live, View From the Bay and the Florence Henderson Show have featured their creative ideas.
Make dad an embellished thermometer plaque with Mod Podge and FolkArt paint.
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Supplies

Plaid ® Hot Glue Gun Helpers
Item #16288
Take the sting and mess out of working with hot glue guns. Our one-of-a-kind set of must-have tools will banish your hot glue woes! Set includes a mat, finger caps, tweezers, a paddle and a press wand. Created by Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza.

$20.79

Mod Podge ® Professional Tool Set
Item #2295
This Mod Podge ® Professional Tool Set is essential for any decoupage crafter. The Brayer is used to smooth paper, fabric and other items onto a surface, providing the right amount of pressure to eliminate air bubbles and with no mess. The Squeegee is used to press paper, fabric and other items into hard-to-reach corners.

$8.29

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Parchment, 2 oz.
Item #450
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Brilliant Blue, 2 oz.
Item #641
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

Mod Podge ® Gloss, 8 oz.
Item #CS11201
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish

$7.29

Other Supplies
Wood plaque
Map paper
Scissors
Foam paintbrush
Thermometer
Screw
Screwdriver
Wood anchor
Detail paint brush
Hot glue
Rope

Instructions

1. Paint the plaque with Brilliant Blue.  Use two coats of paint.

2. Trim the map to fit the top of the plaque.  Using a foam paintbrush, apply Mod Podge to the plaque and to the back of the map paper.  Position on to the plaque.  Smooth the paper with a Mod Podge Brayer.  Allow to dry for 15 min.  Top-coat with a layer of Mod Podge.

3. Screw the thermometer into the plaque.

Project Tip: Dollar stores are great places to look for things to alter.  For this project, we found the thermometer at the dollar store!

4. Paint the anchor Brilliant Blue.  Once dry, use a detail paintbrush and Parchment to paint details to the anchor. 

5. Hot glue the anchor to the plaque.  Hot glue rope around the plaque and thermometer.

Project Tip: Dollar stores are great places to look for things to alter.  For this project, we found the thermometer at the dollar store!

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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