Wednesday, August 24, 2011

How to Make Your Own Peace Post

Admiring peace posts for years, I decided to make my own interpretation of one.

Here's what you need to make one like I did:

4x4 wood post
letter stencils (or not if you are steady handed!)
Sharpie
soldering iron
paints
waterproofing spray

Step 1: Choose words and stencil/draw them (with Sharpie) plus additional doodles on your post

Step 2: Use your soldering iron to burn the outline of your words and doodles


Step 3: Paint inside your burn lines (I used acrylic craft paint I had on hand)


Step 4: Dig a hole, set your peace post in the ground and admire!




My 4x4 is an old oak one found on the property, hence the crack.  It just adds charm I think. :)  We found a can of waterproofing spray and added a few coats once the post was in place. 


I think the green flower is my favorite on the entire post.



Place your post somewhere special to send well wishes to all who pass by!

6 comments:

  1. I heard of Peace Poles through church and I know there are places to buy them. I never heard of a personal one before. I like the idea. It is now in my plan book. Yours is very nice.
    nellie

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  2. Jennifer,

    That is lovely!! I'm going to make one of those for our new house, thank you for the inspiration. I loved all the pics on the last post of your harvest, your garden is utterly amazing for a first year, what a yield! I just pulled in the last of our tomatoes, trying to keep ahead of Irene that's scheduled to hit us tomrrow with gusts up to 70mph. Yikes! Be well...~Vonnie

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  3. I'd never heard of a peace pole, yours is lovely addition to your home.

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  4. I *love* this! I am totally inspired to make one too. I recently saw one of these in a garden while walking the dog:
    http://www.poetrypostspdx.com/index.html
    I think the two might be incorporated. Neat!

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  5. Steve and Jennifer,

    That is so cool, I love the idea : ) I'm glad I came back into the world wide web and got back into blogging haha. My blog has still had a bunch of hits and I was curious why, its because of our guys' blog!! So thanks for the referrals : ) I look forward to keeping in touch and seeing all the great things that you two are into!

    Doug

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