The 2016 Handmade Holidays continues with more crafting fun! I am blown away by all the talent being shown by all the other bloggers in the hop! Have you been checking out all the other posts? I have included a link below that will take you to a list of all the other posts! Yay! Make sure you check them out. It will leave you so inspired to create this holiday season.
Today is Christmas decor on the hop! I loooove Christmas decor. It’s probably my favorite holiday to decorate for. And there are so many crafty ways to spruce up your home during the holidays! One of my favorite crafty things to do is work with scrap wood. I don’t have any fancy tools, so I just use little wood blocks I buy at local craft stores, when I can find them. The blocks are so versatile leaving a lot of room for creative possibilities.
For this particular set of decor blocks, I used 2 square ones and 1 rectangle shaped one. Originally I was going to make the square blocks look like little gifts, but I just loved how they looked at the stage I ended up getting to that I decided to leave them in a more simplistic way! The best part about this craft is how you can style it in soooo many different ways. Here’s how you can make a set for yourself!
First, just gather up everything you will need. I used some wood blocks I purchased at a local craft store (they can be any size you prefer), DecoArt red, white, and green paints, DecoArt gel stain in Walnut, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L permanent adhesive roller, Christmas paper, and glitter paper. You will also need this stencil cut from this SVG file I found in the Silhouette store HERE.
Stain the piece of wood you want to use for the quote. Once that is dry, firmly apply the vinyl stencil and use a spouncer brush to dab the white paint over the top. Be careful not to ‘swipe’ the paint across because you may get some bleeding under the stencil!
When the paint is almost dry, you can remove the stencil and weed out all the little pieces. At this point you can sand it a little bit, or just leave it how it is! I didn’t sand mine, but I did take a small brush and touched up some areas that got a little messed up…. arg! It happens to all of us!
To make the square blocks that will sit behind the quote, I cut some decorative Christmas paper to size and used a permanent adhesive roller to secure it down. Let me tell you, that makes for some easy work when it comes to crafting! And I always worry about glue causing warping to the paper I use, so I was really happy to be able to use that roller and not have to worry about any of that! For the sides of all the blocks I used coordinating glitter paper. Because, come on, glitter makes everything better!
And that’s it! You can spruce up the blocks however you would like. I wanted to keep mine this way because I just love the matchy-matchy simplicity. This turned out so whimsical and perfect for Christmas.
SERIOUSLY! I am dying over this little project. It turned out so much better then I thought it was going to. The paint on the quote block isn’t perfect, but it gives such a rustic character that will fit in nicely with the theme I am wanting to do this year! And that little truck…. you guys, go to Target ASAP and get one! $3!!! True story.
Swoon…. Those little trees came from the dollar spot as well.
The glittery goodness!
Christmas is such a great time of the year. I hope you were inspired by this point to create something new for your decor this year! You will have inspiration overload after visiting all other creative posts for this hop day!
And I just want to give a HUGE shoutout to the amazing sponsors for this hop. I used products from DecoArt and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L for this project.
One last thing…. How would you like to win some of the crafty supplies from the photo above? Well guess what, it’s your lucky day because the 2016 Handmade Holidays is hosting an AWESOME giveaway for all of you! Follow the instructions below to enter to win!
Thanks so much for reading! Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!
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