I laid them sideways on top of two sticks laying the other way. The two vertical sticks will be the 'foundation'. I turned all of them upside down and glued them together with wood glue.
I cut the tops of the vertical sticks off, leaving enough room for holes for ribbon. The words are just printed onto scrapbook paper and mod podged to the sticks. I left the paper whole until it dried and then used an exacto knife the cut the slits out. Then, I painted the showing wood with a similar color paint (antique white) and a little on the corners.
I put another layer of mod podge to help seal it then had the hubby drill two holes in the vertical sticks to put ribbon through for hanging it up.
Here's a close up of the finished product! I love the shutter-look of it and the fact that they are free! lol
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