Dowels are likely to be a staple in terms of woodworking and crafting. Favorably, they may be purchased relatively inexpensively, too. This makes crafting a variety of projects both possible and enjoyable. Woodworking and crafting projects designed to use dowels can vary from easy to extravagant. With Easter quickly approaching, why not find some appropriately themed creative uses of dowels? One such simple projects is really a wall display which you can use to give Easter gift baskets.
Determine the size of the wall display you desire to have, and rehearse that information to then determine the size of both the wooden base along with the dowel cuts you will require.
Using a drill, drill appropriately sized holes into that this dowels will fit.
Drill hanging hardware in to the back from the wooden base. Doing so at this time makes all the process a little simpler, because base can lie flat. (Once the dowel cuts are inserted and glued, the procedure could become somewhat more challenging.)
Before inserting the dowels into the holes drilled into the wooden base, use sandpaper to smooth or even round the ends which is exposed. Depending upon your experience with woodworking, as well since the simplicity or sophistication that you may would like to craft, you could possibly elect to apply wood dowel caps for the exposed end of each one dowel. The effort and aesthetics are completely up to the crafter.
Next, paint the wood. Choose traditional pastel colors or more contemporary, vibrant colors. Or you may tend to base paint the wooden base an excellent color, such as white, and paint each dowel a different color. Use your imagination!
Once the paint has dried, place several drops of wood glue into each drilled hole, and then insert each wood dowel section. Allow the wood glue ample time to dry so that the dowel is firmly secured within the wooden base.
Once the wood glue has dried, hang the completed project for the wall, and add an Easter gift basket to the dowel for a beautiful presentation.
When Easter has transpired, utilize completed project like a wall-hanging children’s coat/jacket rack or possibly a backpack, carrying bag, or handbag rack.
Some variations because of this project might include using ribbon to wrap each dowel having a bilateral length extending below. Visit your local craft store for Easter materials that could be hot glued at intervals on, or for the bottoms of, the dangling ribbon. Or, use pastel colors to creatively paint wooden letters which spell out the term Easter. Add painted dots within the shape of Easter eggs, small bunny rabbits, or flowers for the more seasonal touch for the project. Then, tie the letters for the hardwood dowels using either ribbon or some other tying material that you pick that works well with all the project. Depending upon the hanging materials, hot glue might be important to arrange the letters as well as to affix other objects.
With almost no time, expense, and imagination, you may create clever projects for your Easter holiday which may be functional during the entire remainder in the year, too.