Welcome to Day 20 of my 25 days of Craftmas series! Today, I’m showing how to make these easy wooden blocks for Christmas. These blocks are so cute and really inexpensive to make, especially if you have scrap wood laying around. They are great for gift giving or to use for your own holiday decor. Read on for the full tutorial.This post contains affiliate links for your convenience (which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link I will earn a small commission but it won’t cost you a penny more)!  Read my full disclosure policy.

 

HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED

HERE’S WHAT YOU DO

STEP 1: DOWNLOAD THE FREE SVG FILE

The first thing you’ll need to do is get the free SVG file you’ll use for this project.  I keep all the SVG files I use for the projects I make in my SVG Library.  These SVG files work with Cricut and Silhouette machines, as well as many others.  This library is open to everyone and is free! You can access the library here. There are two files used in this project. Believe in the Magic and Jingle all the Way. They will either be under the most recent projects/cut files or under the Christmas category-25 Days of Craftmas 2019 – Day 20.

STEP 2: PREPARE WOODEN BLOCKS

Sand the wooden blocks so they are nice and smooth.

Apply some E6000 to wooden knobs and glue them to the top of the wooden blocks.

Allow the glue to dry for about 30 minutes, then paint the blocks white.

STEP 2: PREPARE THE VINYL DESIGN

While the paint is drying, let’s get the vinyl ready. Open the design in your software program and size it to fit on your wooden block. If you’re using 5.5″ blocks, you can make the designs 5.25″ square.

When everything is sized correctly, you can cut the vinyl with your Cricut or Silhouette.

Once it has finished cutting, weed away the excess vinyl.

Use a weeding tool to pull out the centers of the letters.

Cut a piece of transfer tape a little larger than the design and place it over the vinyl designs.

Rub over the top of the designs with a scraper.

Then, trim off the excess transfer tape and cut apart the individual designs.

STEP 4: STENCIL THE WOODEN BLOCKS

After the white paint is dry, it’s time to apply the vinyl design. Flip the design over and pull off the vinyl backing.

Center the design over the wood and press into place.

Rub over the design with a scraper to help it stick to the wood.

Then, pull off the transfer tape.

Paint the blocks with one more coat of white paint. This is to help prevent bleeds.

Once the white paint is dry, paint both blocks red. You’ll probably need to do 2-3 coats.

When the red paint is dry to the touch, carefully pull off the vinyl.

STEP 4: ADD FINISHING TOUCHES TO THE BLOCKS

To give the blocks a bit of a distressed look, lightly sand the block and the knob. You want to sand off enough red that you start to see some of the white peek through.

Cut a piece of wire about 12″ long and twist it around the knob.  Then, wrap the ends around the handle of a paintbrush to create the curly q’s.

Finally, tie on some raffia and trim off the ends.

And that’s all there is to it! Such a cute decoration for Christmas!

 

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