♥ USA Blocks

I am in 4th of July home decor – creating – painting – kind of mood right now.  I love all of the red, white and blue!  Getting some seasonal things ready for the Select Furnishings store to sell.

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I have a bit of an obsession with creating these wood blocks and they are so super easy to do.  If you have a table or jig saw just go down to the Home Depot, Lowe’s or wood store and buy you a 2 x 4.  Bring it home and cut it into the sizes you want.  These are 3″ and 4″ blocks.  Paint, add scrapbook paper if you want and letters using a die cutting machine (I used my Cricut) or you can print letters out on the computer and cut out by hand.

 Supplies:

I painted the blocks in a blue or red color.  I used my hand sander to rough up the edges all the way around the block giving a country feel.  Take a soft cloth to wipe off the access dust.  The key to getting the scrapbook paper to stick on the wood block is the wood glue.  I use this one by Darice and it works GREAT!  Make sure to get all of the bubbles out by using a squeegee or a credit card would work great too.  I used this varnish to finish off each block.  I like the glossy finish. 🙂

I doodled the letters with the white gel pen by adding dash lines.  I really like the way this adds that finishing touch to any project.

I cut two sets of letters, one in white vinyl and one in either red or blue cardstock.  I did this because I thought the white didn’t show enough on the pattern paper.

I tied ribbon around the center block but you could add to each one and I think that would look so cute.

To finish I hot glued some buttons in random places on each block.

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tracysiggieSharing with some of these linky parties!

 

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Here are a few other 4th of July projects too:

 

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Comments

  1. These are so fun! I love how you styled them. Great tip about using wood glue for scrap book paper on wood. Thanks for sharing on the Spring/Summer Craft Blog Hop.

  2. This is SUCH a cute idea! I love all the little details you included down to the white stitch marks on the letters. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at the Spring & Summer Craft Blog Hop! 🙂

  3. These are so cute! I love decorating for the 4th as well! Thanks for sharing at Motivational Monday!

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