Does anyone else have a hard time finding Thanksgiving crafts? I know I sure do which makes me sad because Thanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday. I love the colors, the crispness in the air, the gathering of family, and of course all of the pumpkin pie. A couple of years ago in our craft club we made these wood block letters and it is still one of my favorite Thanksgiving crafts to date.
They are pretty easy to make.
- (Eight) 4" 2 x 4's
- (Two) 6" 2 x 4's
- acrylic paint and brushes
- paper letters and ModgePodge OR vinyl letters
Step 1: Go to Home Depot and have the nice boys cut your 2 x 4's into the sizes you need, or you can cut them yourself.
Step 2: Sand your blocks until they are as smooth as butter or whatever texture you prefer.
Step 3: Paint your wood blocks. I used four colors: gold, orange, grey, and yellow to match the decor already in my home.
*If you look closely you will see that I have a slight champagne glitter finish on top of all of my blocks. I used a DecoArt Dazzling Metallics Elegant Finish. You can find it in the acrylic paint section of your craft store. Brush on one or two coats on top of your color after it has dried.*
Step 4: After your paint and finish have thoroughly dried apply your paper letters on using ModgePodge or use your vinyl letters. I made my blocks before Silhoutte's time. If using ModgePodge it may take a couple of coats.
That's all there is to it. After your blocks are cut I would say you could do this Thanksgiving craft in an hour, two at the most depending on how quickly you sand and paint.
What Thanksgiving crafts have you done? Since I finished this one a couple of years ago I'm looking for new ideas that I can do now to fill my crafting itch.