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diy kids - name plates

From Habitat magazine - issue 04


Wooden name plate, paint - we used: Resene Nero, Resene Bubblegum, Resene Hopskotch, Resene White, Resene Chaos, Resene Super Sonic and Resene Rubber Duck. Resene Aquaclear, paintbrush, PVA glue, wooden letters, wooden decorations, stickers and stencils.


Step 1
Step 1
Select letters, decorations and colours you want.
Step 2
Step 2
Paint name plate and letters with two coats of colour. Paint should be touch-dry between coats. If stencilling or painting a picture onto name plate, do it once the second coat of paint is dry.
Step 3
Step 3
Glue on wooden letters and wooden decorations, and stick on any stickers.
Step 4
Step 4
Seal with Resene Aquaclear, a waterborne clear coating.


  • You can use a hot glue gun instead of PVA glue, but make sure there‚Äôs a grown-up there to help.
  • Plates can be either screwed onto a door or attached with double-sided tape.

words: Henrietta Vaughan
pictures: Lucent* Media

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