4.12.2010

How to Make Decorative Wooden Letter Blocks

I have received a few emails asking about how I made my
Love blocks and my Lucky Blocks -
so I promised those cute girls a tutorial and here it is!
First: Gather your Supplies!

  • 2x6 piece of wood
  • sandpaper
  • Paint
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Spray Adhesive
  • Paper Glue
  • Ribbon
Second: Cut your 2x6 into 6" blocks.
Sand and paint them your desired color.

Usually, I use a paint brush but this time I had white spray paint
on hand so I just took em' outside and sprayed em' down!

Third: Cut your scrapbook paper into 6" by 5.75" pieces.
Fourth: Spray adhesive your paper onto your blocks.

I just went to home depot and picked up some corner bead adhesive -
But you can use any adhesive you have.
It is pink so I can see where I have sprayed and where I need too.
I know it is pink but I have never had a problem with the pink showing.

Hint: Do this outside!!
Hint: Spray on a lot!!

Fifth: Using your craft paper glue, glue your letters onto your blocks.
I use Elmer's Craft Bond and it works like a charm!
Yes, yes, I cheat and use a cricket to cut out the letters -
but I have free handed it before and it looks just as good.
You can even order Vinyl if you would like and stick that on instead -
Oh the possibilities!




Sixth: Add your ribbon.

I always do two ribbons - because I think it is cute!



And your done!

I love this because it is so easy and you don't have to mess with Modge Podge _
(side note: I do love Modge Podge!)
These are quick and easy to make and look so cute!
Enjoy!

4 comments:

Monica Fernaays said...

I love these...thank you so much for sharing how to make them, I can definetly see making these for every season and holiday to place on my mantel! Once again Thank You!

Rachael said...

Those are so cute! Thanks for sharing! I'll have to do that sometime soon.

Laura said...

These are adorable. Thanks for sharing!

I would love it if you joined my "Saturday is Crafty Day" party on April 24th! Stop by my blog for details.

glanini said...

i love these, they are adorable. i am thinking about making ones for summer for mother's day gifts! what size did you use for the letter?

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