A few months back we removed an old security system from our wall. It was a few screws and a small hole. When we started working on our board and batten it didn’t cover the small hole completely so we had to fill it. I really didn’t want to buy mesh and other things to cover this small hole. So I found this nifty patch for holes it’s all in one so no mess and easy to use.
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Sanding For A Smooth Start
If you have screw holes you may want to sand it down a little. Sometimes they can have bumps left from taking out the screws. I sanded our screw holes and around the opening of the hole with 220 grit sandpaper. After I sanded I wiped the wall down with a rag.
Cut The Patch
The next step you will want to cut a piece of the patch off measure it to the hole. Next, you will peel off the back of the patch and stick it to the wall. Now take a wet sponge or rag and dampen the patch to activate it. Let it dry before starting the next steps.
After I let it dry I took some joint compound and filled in my screw holes and around the patch to make it a smoother finish.
After the compound and patch are dry you will want to sand again. This is to take any excess off the wall and make it as smooth as you can so you are paint ready.
Now you can paint the color of your choice or match the wall 🙂 As you can see with our area I had painted before so the sq is the old color, I had to paint to match the wall.
Items you will need
- Patch kit
- sand paper
- joint compound if needed
- your paint color of choice
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I think this was one of the most fun things I have created from foam so far. I bought some yellow foam dice from the dollar store and carved from there. These are the steps I took to create the Oogie Boogie Dice.
Oogie Boogie Dice
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- Foam Dice
- Dremel Tool
- x-acto knife
- Paint Red and Black
Outline Cut Out
I took a pencil and drew out the skulls for each square. I used this template to get each square just right. The first one I tried to use just the x-acto knife to cut it all out. Found the holes were really wonky and it didn’t work right. My husband then came up with the brilliant idea of using a Dremel tool. Since we have one and a big set of attachments. My thought was why didn’t I think of that duh! It went a lot smoother once I used it. I found using the x-acto knife to cut around the circles first before using the Dremel helped keep me in the lines.
Paint The Oogie Boogie Dice
The last step is painting the Oogie Boogie dice. You will want to paint the holes black and the other parts red. If you look at this diagram it helps. At least this is how I did mine 🙂
A Game My Son Created
My son decided to create a game out of it. It’s kind of similar to Oogie Boogie when the dice land on snake eyes with Santa 🙂
Take one dice and roll for each person. If it lands on anything but 2 you are safe. If it lands on 2 you are out. The last person to make it not landing on 2 wins!
Final Look of Oogie Boogie Dice