I made these wooden dinosaur silhouette pieces for my nephews birthday. He’s pretty into dinosaurs, so I figured I couldn’t go wrong with them. They were really pretty simple to make, and turned out pretty cute.
First, I started out with the boards. I used leftover pieces of a 2×10 board from another project. You can buy the board at Lowe’s for pretty cheap, and they will cut it for you there to the size you want. I sanded down the rough edges and then stained them.
After I had them about the color I wanted, I let the stain set and dry for a few days. Then I found some dinosaur outlines and silhouettes on Google that I liked. I edited them to be the size that I wanted, printed and cut them out.
Once I had everything where I wanted it, I traced the outlines with a pencil.
Then I found some pale green paint we had leftover from painting our old house. I knew one day all these leftover paints I’ve saved would come in handy for something. I used a small brush and painted a few coats.
After I got them all painted, I went over them with some very fine sandpaper to give them an old, distressed look.
Once that was done, I turned them over and nailed in some picture hangers. And viola! Art!