Thursday, October 25, 2012

Thanksgiving Crafts


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.

Supplied Needed:

- (Eight) 4" 2 x 4's
- (Two) 6" 2 x 4's
- sandpaper
- 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. 


20 comments:

  1. Love the colors of the blocks and the font. They look wonderful.

    Visiting from the link party at Chic on a Shoestring Decorating.

    Michele @ Better Organized Living

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  2. Those are too cute! Love it! Visiting from the Grant Life.

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  3. These are darling! Visiting from my "Open House" Blog Party. Love to have you link!

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  4. I love these! I will be making some this week. Already have the 2x4 waiting.

    I host a link party over at http://www.realhousemoms.com every weekend starting on Friday. I'd love it if you'd share over there.

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  5. These are beautiful and the colors are very cheerful. Great idea :) Have a lovely Sunday!

    Hugs,
    Stephanie
    www.theechantingrose.blogspot.com

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  6. I love this idea! So cute and great message.

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  7. What a great Fall project.Love the colors you choose. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. These are so cute! You have the best ideas. :)

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  9. Love these!

    I am coming over from Make the Scene Monday and I would love for you to come over and check out my Wool Dryer Ball Tutorial!!

    Have a Good Day!
    Ashley Suzanne

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  10. This is really cute! I do agree that it's hard to find Thanksgiving decor and crafts. I don't like to use turkey things because it seems kind of weird to decorate with them when you eat them. This is great!

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  11. Just stopping by to invite you to My Wednesday Linky party. http://diycraftyprojects.com/2012/10/whatcha-work-up-wednesday-linky-party-6.html

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  12. So cute, I really like it. A person can only make so many turkey crafts. Thanks for the inspiration and linking to my Our Favorite Things Link Party.

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  13. found you on a blog hop, and love this! I am planning on doing something similar!

    Randi
    Follow our adventures at www.sowderingabout.com

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  14. Thanks so much for sharing this cute project on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Happy Halloween!

    Jody

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  15. newest follower
    I love this. I have been wanting to do a 2x4 project for a long time I love this one!
    Check me out
    Danielle @ www.thesweetpeapod.blogspot.com

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  16. Love this and your blog! We just featured it on our blog http://primaldifference.blogspot.com/ would love for you to come by and comment!

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  17. That would look great in my livingroom. Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library!

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  18. Featuring YOU today! Thanks for linking up to {wow me} wednesday!

    Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

    http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2012/11/take-look-at-you-my-favorites_8.html

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  19. I love these blocks love colors on them to..Hope you don't mind if I pin it to my Pinterest,I have lot followers they will love these.Thank's keep up great work. Cookie17

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