Tuesday, June 26, 2012

{Tutorial} Patriotic USA Wood Blocks

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A few weeks ago, I had some friends over to my house and we made these Patriotic Wood Blocks. It was a really fun way to spend time with friends, and we each made our set of blocks for right around $10.

Here's a quick tutorial!

Supplies Needed:
sander
3 different sized wood blocks
red, white or ivory, and blue acrylic paint 
water based wood stain
decorative scrapbook paper
other embellishments (like wood stars, vinyl)
mod podge
hot glue gun
rope
matches


*We had our wood cut at Home Depot, and then my darling friend and her husband drilled one hole into the top of the each block.


1. Sand down all the edges and uneven surfaces.

2. Paint your blocks.

3. Rip paper, and mod podge to desired blocks. Then sand the blocks again and lightly stain.

4. Cut about a 1-2 inch piece or rope, and hold in an open flame to singe. Add a little hot glue, and work it into the drilled hole at the top of your block It's supposed to resemble a firecracker!

5. Then decorate with your remaining items. I used small wood stars and vinyl. The wonderful company, Oh My Crafts, sent me some vinyl for free, to play around with, and this is one of the projects I used it for. I did not use a Silhouette to cut the letters out. I simply printed the letter off my computer using my favorite font, traced them, and free hand cut the letters from the vinyl.

That is it! Here are a few pictures of my friend's blocks. It was fun to see how everyone did theirs just a little different! I have some creative friends!


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11 comments:

Vanessa @ See Vanessa Craft said...

Sooo cute!!

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

This is fantastic! I hope you'll add these to my Patriotic Project Parade going on now through July 4th!

http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/06/patriotic-project-parade-linky-party.html

Jess @ Colorful Ones said...

Very fun! My little one (6 yrs old) loves to 'help' me with crafty projects... this would be a great one to tackle together! :) p.s. I found you via the Show & Share party at Southern Lovely :)

Danielle Wagasky said...

Hi Lady! I just wanted to let you know I featured you in my Fourth of July Round up. Stop by and check it out:>

Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic
www.blissfulanddomestic.com

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

AAAHHH!!! This is one of my favorite July 4th projects I've see so far. So CUTE!!!

<3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
Wildly Original Round Up party is open

Sara said...

This is adorable and so creative. Hope you can link this up at my trendy tuesday party!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2012/06/trendy-tuesday-6.html

Julie said...

I am inviting you to my blog hop:
http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/06/show-your-stuff-30-redid-no-fail.html

TidyMom said...

What a cute idea!
Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2012/star-spangled-ideas/
Have a great rest of the weekend!

Carla Walker said...

I really love all of these cute ideas!!! Pinned :D

Tamsyn said...

These are really good, I love your attention to detail :)

Six Sisters said...

Your patriotic wood blocks are so cute! We love all the many different styles you made! We appreciate you linking up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday! It was great having you and we hope you'll be back next week!! -The Sisters