Friday, February 25, 2011

Seasonal Blocks

Here is a cute and thrifty way to change out your seasonal decor.  I made a set of 4 seasonal blocks out of 2X4's.  Each set has a different season on the reverse side.  Winter/Spring and Summer/ Autumn.  It worked out perfectly that they had the same number of letters.

To make these you will need:
1 plank of 2X4
Some type of saw (I used a table saw)
Sander or sand paper to smooth cut edges
Wooden (or Vinyl) letters
Wood stain or paint
Scrapbook paper of your choice
Modge Podge
Hot Glue Gun
Brown stamp pad (optional)
Ribbon (optional)

Here's how I made them:
  1. Start by cutting blocks to your desired size from the 2X4 plank.
  2. Sand the cut edges smooth
  3. Stain or paint your blocks and letters (if using wood letters)
  4. Cut your scrapbook page a little smaller then the size of the block so the wood is exposed around the edges.
  5. Crinkle the paper up, then lightly rub across a brown stamp pad 
  6. Modge Podge the paper to the blocks and let dry
  7. Hot glue letters onto the blocks. (Tie the ribbon on before you glue them if you are doing ribbon)
That's it!
*Note, I realized after my first set that I should have taken note of where the letters on the back were at.  It's easier to flip the blocks around that have the letters right for the new season.  Like when you turn around the "W" in winter there should be an "S" for Spring on the reverse. (hopefully that makes sense)

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  1. What a great idea! So simple but looks wonderful. I love that it is a simplified way to decorate for each season. Thanks

  2. What a fab project!! Love the colors you choose too. So easy to switch out - great job.

  3. That's such a great idea! Thanks so much, I'll be adding it to my (ever growing) list of "I should do this someday"

  4. So Cute! I've always been a little timid about making wood blocks! love your blog! Came from Finding Fabulous!

  5. What a cute idea. I'm your newest follower. I would love it if you linked your project up to my link party.
    More The Merrier Monday.

  6. admire you for your project , however I am not good at those things


  7. These are too cute! I love wood block crafts and with all of the remodeling around my house...I've got plenty of scrap wood! Thanks for sharing.

  8. These are adorable... I love them! greatjob.

  9. I love these! Maybe I'll make some myself! A great idea and I love your colours.

  10. Very cool! I love the colors:) Great job!!

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  12. Super cute!

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  13. Cute Blog! I’m a new follower Happy Friday!! I would love for you to stop and take a look at my blog as well! Thanks!

  14. love, love, love the blocks. Following from the blog hop. Hope you can follow back.
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  15. I love these blocks - I'd like to do my son's name in them for his playroom.

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  16. Those look so cute. I'm always looking for crafts for my MOPS group. This could be doable. THanks. I hopped over from Allie's!

  17. Very sweet! Love them!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie last week! I can't wait to see what you have for this week!

  18. I have been meaning to make some of these for sooooo long...dare to dream huh? Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!


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