Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Pintrest inspired craft

So I'm still on my Pintrest inspired or Pintrest completed crafts.  Today I am sharing a set of wood blocks that you can make and customize for your own décor and any season. 

Here is the original Pintrest pin that inspired this craft.

There are no specific directions on how to do this craft but it is easy enough to figure it out.  If you want to do the door or wall hanging, I would use Balsam wood.  You can get it at any craft store.  I chose to make blocks instead. 

Here is what you will need for my version:
  • Blocks of wood, one for each letter of what you are spelling.  I used a 'junk' 2x4 that we had in our stack of wood we 'shouldn't throw away because, see we can use it' pile. 
  • Craft paper.  I used a different color for each block of wood
  • Craft Glue
  • Modge Podge
  • Scissors
  • Block letters that will spell out whatever it is that you want to say
  • Glitter
  • Embellishments
  • Sanding paper or a sander to smooth the rough edges of the wood
  • Pencil
  • Level or square
  • Saw to cut your wood
  • Several paper plates - 1 for your Modge Podge and 1 for glittering each letter
  • Paint brush or sponge

Step 1 - Determine how large you want you blocks of wood.
I chose mine to be only a bit larger than my letters but you can make yours any size.  (You could even use 1 large piece of wood and write your entire word on 1 piece). 

Step 2 - Using your square or level and your pencil mark off where to cut your pieces of wood.

Step 3 - Cut your wood

Step 4 - Sand the sides and any rough edges of your wood

Step 5 - Wipe of your wood with a damp paper towel - this is to remove any sawdust that may be on your piece

Step 6 - Determine where and how large you want your craft paper.  I chose to have mine smaller than the piece of wood.  Mark your craft paper where you want it cut.

Step 7 - Using your level or square draw a line where you want your pieces of craft paper cut and cut your paper.

Step 8 - Using the Modge Podge, pour some out on one of your paper plates. Using the paint brush or sponge, paint the one side of your block.  You should paint the Modge Podge on the side you want your craft paper on.

Step 9 - Place your cut craft paper on top of the painted block and try to smooth out the edges. 

Step 10 - Using the Modge Podge and paint brush or sponge, paint a coat of Modge Podge over the top of the craft paper, cover it completely. 

Step 11 - Place your blocks to the side, they need to dry completely.  I let mine dry overnight.

Step 12 - Using your paper plates - 1 for each letter begin the process of covering them with glitter.  I used the Modge Podge and painted the correct side of each letter while on the paper plate then sprinkled the glitter over each one.  Set these aside to dry well. 

Step 13 - Once your blocks are dry and your letters are dry you need to glue the letters to the blocks.  First determine where you want the letters to sit on each block.  Then using the craft glue, glue the letters down on the blocks.

Step 14 - Embellishments - Now you can add any embellishments you wish.

Step 15 - Display! 
I know this seems like a lot of steps but it really isn't and the craft is pretty easy to do!  If you want to complete the wall or door hanging like in the original pin you'll need ribbon and some kind of punch to poke holes in the tops and bottoms of the letters. 

I like this craft because you can customize it to whatever season or saying you wish!  Have fun with it. 

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Have a great week.  Next week I'll be sharing my late summer garden before I go on a small vacation.  See you next Wednesday!  Be safe! 

1 comment:

  1. Love this idea!! Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Monday! Pinned :)