Every dad can use a hammer around the house, especially if there's a long to-do list of fixes. By adding his first initial and doing a custom paint job, Dads will love the personal touches that you add to his favorite tool!
Type of CraftEdit
- 1 wood handled hammer
- Sand paper
- Acrylic paints, any colors plus white
- Black fine point marker
- Clear acrylic glaze or sealer
- Sand the wood handle of the hammer to rough up any coating that may have been added. Paint one side of the wooden handle white. Once it's dry, paint the other side white.
- Decorate the rest of the hammer in whatever fashion you like! You will need to paint one side, let it dry, and then paint the other side. Let dry completely. (See photo 1, 2.)
- Use a black fine point marker to add any details, such as outlines. It's important to let the marker dry for a good 30 minutes; otherwise your sealer may cause the marker ink to bleed.
- To monogram the hammer, paint the first letter of dad's name toward the bottom of the handle (T for Tom, B for Bob, etc).
- In a well ventilated area, have an adult spray the hammer with a clear sealer or glaze. Let dry and repeat for a second coat. Allow to dry overnight.