Merry Christmas Blocks

Merry Christmas Blocks

Halloween is over and I am being forced to admit that Christmas is not really that far away!  I have a few ideas for some unique Christmas decorations that I am working on and thought I would share one with you! 

I asked my husband to cut some blocks from a 2 x 4.  Just some rough blocks - about 3 inches wide.  

 I had an old set of blocks that I had gotten years ago and use on our mantle at Christmas.  I wanted to recreate a similar look.  The first thing I did was paint each block on all sides with DIY Dark and Decrepit.  It gave it a stained look and sealed the wood. You could paint the entire block or just use a stain to achieve the look you want!  After that had dried, I used DIY Paint in Bohemian Blue, Queen Bee, Marquee, and Monet to paint one side.  

After allowing this to dry I used the Iron Orchid Designs Typesetting Stamp to stamp the letters spelling Merry Christmas on the blocks.  Once this had dried I lightly sanded each block giving the blocks and the letters a worn look.  Next I used DIY Clear wax and then Dark Wax to seal and age them even more!  

This was a very easy project and I love the finished set.  If you are not able to cut your own or have someone handy to do it, Lowe's or Home Depot will do it for you!  I used DIY Dark and Decrepit, DIY Paint in Bohemian Blue, Queen Bee, Marquee, and Monet.  I sealed them with DIY Clear Wax and Dark Wax!  I used the Iron Orchid Designs Typesetting Stamps and DIY Paint in White Swan to stamp on the letters.  All these products are available on our website!  

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