Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Fall Decorative Blocks

I made these blocks at a craft night for my Relief Society. They turned out cute.  They are made of different size wooden blocks and covered with patterned papers and vinyl letters.
Start by staining the wood blocks with dark colored stain (dark walnut was used on these blocks). Wipe off your blocks and let stain dry completely.  Then cover with papers by spreading Modge Podge on the wood block first and then laying the paper over the top (you will need to make sure that you papers are precut). After you have covered with the papers then apply the vinyl letters onto the paper, then seal the top with Modge Podge.  I did not let the stain dry long enough because of time restraints so I had a little problem with the stain soaking though the papers.  In order to fix the problem I simply inked the papers on the blocks to make it look like they were supposed to be like that.

Here is how they turned out.  I measured the dimensions of the blocks if anyone is interested.  The papers should be cut just slightly smaller than the block.  The vinyl letters can be cut on a Cricut machine or purchased (you will have to scale the letters according to the block size as well).  Here is the breakdown:

G v H k --3 1/4" x 3 3/4"
T S--  3 1/4" x 4 3/4"
e --  2 1/4" x 4 1/4"
n --  2 1/4" x 3 3/4"
a --  2 1/4" x 3 1/4"
I --  2 1/4" x 4 3/4"

I love how they turned out and I might be making more next year for gifts.  Not many people have a lot of Thanksgiving decorations or fall decor so I think this would make a fabulous gift!


  1. I really love the blocks!!! I think I like the stain showing through! You did an awesome job!!! I may have to try this!! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Love the blocks, I like the stain showing through. How thick are your blocks? 2" or more?

  3. Those are so cute! I love the stain on them and the paper is gorgeous! I am a new follower!

  4. They look great! I want to try that if ever I can find the time. How did you ink them? What kind of ink do you use?

    Thanks for sharing! :)

  5. Where did you find the blocks???