Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Autumn Wood Blocks {tutorial}

So today I'm showing you this little project that I made at our monthly craft night.
I need to pause for just a moment and thank my friend Margo.
She inspires me in so many ways, she's like a sister to all. I hope everyone has a Margo in their lives.
She is also a very talented cook and crafter.
She came up with this project.
You will probably see her influence on my blog a lot.
Therefore, I dedicate a special "label" to my friend Margo.

And here's how we made these fun Autumn letters, for under $10....

6 blocks of wood + a pumpkin
acrylic craft paint in various colors + sponge brush
sander or sand paper
wood stain (i like the dark color best) + rag
vinyl letters

1. Obtain different sized pieces of wood, (you could have it cut at home depot, or diy).
2. Paint each block a different fall color. Let dry.
3. Sand the edges so they're nice and smooth.
4. Grab a rag and stain the blocks. Let dry.
5. Add your vinyl stickers (we ordered ours from an etsy shop, could be cut with a Cricut or Silhouette), and you're done!
Tip: I wrote numbers on the bottom of each of my blocks, so that next year when I get them out of storage, I'll remember what order they belong, and so I don't confuse the U's with the N.

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  1. Very cute! I love using wood to create different things. I had my husband cut a bunch of it for me, so I can have my projects ready to go. :)

  2. I love these! The colors you used are perfect! I think I will pin this! Thanks for sharing!

  3. These are so cute --- very smart to number each one! Thank you for sharing.
    Blessings, Becky

  4. super cute! do you have a cricut or silhouette? I am working with Oh My Crafts [my uncles company] to find bloggers to review their vinyl and other products. Would you be interested? If you are let me know, I will get you on the email list for review offers! :)

  5. Very cute! Love how it turned out!

  6. I love the colors you used. This is a perfect fall decoration. Pinned for later

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  7. I love them and the colors are so pretty! Would love you to link up to my new link party Friday Frolic!
    Have a great weekend:)

  8. Way cute - I love your color combos.

  9. Very nice! I love the color combo you used and the stain adds a nice layer.
    Came by from Think Pink!

  10. Rach, I adore you. Thanks for being my friend. Love ya...Margo

  11. super cute! I am going to be featuring you at my party tonight! Thanks for linking up:)


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