DIY Christmas - Wooden Projects #1

$2.00
3 Hours
Easy
My dilemma was that I had a ton of extra wood material left over from the Pergola/deck remodel, wood that I didn't want to go to waste mostly because it had already aged itself properly.
A few weeks ago I started compiling projects that I wanted to do for Christmas. I perused Pinterest and got some ideas.
My dilemma was that I had a ton of extra wood material left over from the Pergola/deck remodel, wood that I didn't want to go to waste mostly because it had already aged itself properly.
First I took a pin off Pinterest for DIY block letters and ran with it on my own terms, as always. I cut the wood to my dimensions (started with a 4x6x12 piece of lumber). The hubby was happy to help, he was helping rid the garage of my stock pile of wood after all.
After the pieces were cut, I lined them up and went in search of pre-made letters I could just print off. No need to reinvent the wheel after all. (links are included on my blog for the letters)
I painted them with a coat of white paint, aged them using a mixture of brown paint and water, and then wiped it off.
I found some printable letters at DIY Swank, and when I printed my letters, I converted the file to PDF and printed at 50% of the original size. I did a few test runs first to make sure they'd fit the size blocks I'd cut. I then cut them out of the paper (with the hubby's help) and used Mod Podge (matte finish) to adhere them to the blocks. I did a few coats to make sure they stayed on well.
I laid the letters out to see where I wanted to place them, and when I came back, here's what I found...boys!
As you can see, the letters were nice, but I felt like something was missing.
I searched through my craft supplies and found glitter. Yup, glitter truly is a girls best friend!
A little Mod Podge over the top and a quick sprinkle later produced a beautiful, cheap, piece of Christmas decor to spread the cheer!
See that glitter sparkle?
Who can't use a little more bling in their life?
I even made extra's and gave some away as Christmas presents.
Pretty cute, right?
*Original post from 12/2013

Author Lisa L Wiedmeier
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  • Charlotte Charlotte on Nov 09, 2015
    I also have some leftover wood. Will give your cute idea a try!!! (Boys will be boys - LOL)

  • Hannah V Hannah V on Nov 09, 2015
    These are awesome!! I love the ones with a little bling :)

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