Here are some photos of a wood cutout idea I decided to do for my booth at the Renegade Craft Fair in Los Angeles a few weeks ago. I wanted to use images of a few of my most popular Sweet & Sour Goodies, the Gnome and the Ninja. I thought that this would be a good way to attract people to the booth and boy, did it work! The response to the Gnome cutout was pretty awesome! People had fun with it which made me smile.
Unfortunately, I didn’t have enough space to display the Ninja too, but maybe for the next show.
Step 1: Create a pattern. I used newspaper to create the huge Gnome and Ninja pattern. After creating the pattern I traced it onto the wood slab.Step 2: My wonderful husband Craig then cut out the large pieces and sanded down the rough edges. The cutouts measure at about 4 1/2 feet tall. Step 3: The painting step. This took a couple of days since each section needed to be painted separately to prevent any colors from bleeding together.
Step 4: Cut out the face insert pieces and sand down any remaining rough edges. Craig also made little removable stands for each cutout.
Step 5: The last thing I did was make a GIANT fleece belt for the Gnome. You can see it in the last few pictures.
Step 6: Have fun! And take lots of photos! I’m going to use these cutouts at all of my craft shows and maybe even for holidays when I have my family come over
A special “thank you” to Craig for being the Master Craftsman!