The Ultimate White Elephant Gift

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Donald LeBlanc

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Donald LeBlanc
Eastvale, California

General Information

I have made The Ultimate White Elephant Gift and wish to share it with the world!

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1

Open project in Easel and cut it out

30 minutes

Mount your board in your X-Carve. Open the project in Easel and size it to fit your board. Run the program and carve it out.

2

Paint the words and Elephant outline

30 minutes

I was short on time so I hand painted mine with acrylic craft paint. I painted the word Christmas in red and the Elephant outline in black. I took my time and tried to keep as much paint off the outer surface as possible. I let the paint dry over night and through the next day.

3

Sand off excess paint

5 minutes

The next night I used my random orbit sander with 120 grit sandpaper and sanded off the excess paint. I used my shop vac to suck up all the sawdust in the carved out portion and then wiped it down with a dry cloth.

4

Paint the Elephant

30 minutes

Once again, I used acrylic craft paint to color the elephant white and I used some metallic silver for his toenails. Why metallic silver do you ask? Because it’s my elephant and that was the color that I chose. You may paint your elephant’s toenails whatever color you choose but do not come crying to me when you realize that my elephant’s toenails look better than yours.

5

Clear coat

15 minutes

To protect the paint I gave my elephant 3 coats of a satin spray polyurethane with a light sanding between coats. You can tell by the lack of a picture that I have not yet actually done this step yet but I highly recommend some kind of a protective coating be applied. Do as I say, not as I do.