Paint three of the rulers Toffee, three of them Pebble, and the last three Sea Glass. To get a more rustic look, do not clean your paintbrush between colors. A little mixing gives it character.
When dry, use sandpaper to rough up the edge a little and sand off some of the excess paint. This will allow a bit of the writing to show through from the rulers.
When all nine rules are lined up together to make the plaque, they will measure approximately 9 1/2-inches. Measure your paint stir sticks to about 9-inches and trim off the excess.
Apply wood glue to the paint sticks and lay them on a flat surface next to each other with about 7-inches in between them.
Starting at the bottom, lay a painted ruler onto the paint stir sticks and keep stacking them upward until all rulers are in place.
Use Turbo Tacky Glue to glue the white sticks in the shape of a starfish to the center of the plaque. Glue a pebble to the center of the star. Allow everything to dry before displaying.
Expert Tips & FAQs
Since you weren't with me at Menards to pick up these white sticks, you can use small branches from your yard, strip off the bark and paint them white.
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