Making Marlins

Most of my followers may not know this but last weekend was the Pensacola International Billfish Tournament.  My boyfriend took 2nd place in the Tuna category weighing in a 107.4 pound tuna.  He took home a plaque and some new lures for the boat.
The third place winner we were a wee bit jealous of because they got this amazing piece of artwork that represents what fish they caught and placed with that weekend.

So, my boyfriend woke up and came up with the idea that he was going to start making some of the same artwork for our home (currently we don’t have anything on the walls because we are picky).  Right now he is making a piece of artwork for the man cave.  Below are pictures and step-by-step instructions on how he has made this piece of artwork.

Step 1:
Get a pallet board.  Once you have your pallet board you need to carefully take apart the boards on the outside (for our Marlin he only used 3 pieces of the pallet and we will save the rest for another project.)  After we have the pieces off you are going to want to use the center piece of the pallet to use as your base and nail your 3 pieces (or however many you used) so that way you wont have to worry about messing with wood glue or anything like that.

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Step 2:
For the second step we went ahead and googled an outline of an Marlin.  We printed it out and laid it next to our pallets so we could look at it and place our beer caps, yes that’s right, we used beer caps to outline the Marlin.

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Step 3:
Lastly, once you have your beer caps placed all you need to do is grab a hot glue gun and glue those beer caps down and, BAM, you’re done.  All you need to need to do now is hang it up and wait for all the compliments and questions about how you made it.

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xoxo H

p.s. If you aren’t crafty but you love this item, comment and let me know and we would be able to make one and get you a great deal on it, especially for my fellow bloggers (:

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