After you've taken down all of your Christmas decorations, It can be a bummer to see your home decor look so plain. Why not throw together this little wooden block project to add some new color to the mix? This is a super simple project that can easily be put together in 2 hours or so.
2-inch plain wooden blocks (you'll determine the number you need based on the message[s] you choose for your blocks)
Assorted patterned paper
Assorted embellishments (rub-ons, flowers, ribbon, alpha stickers or chipboard, buttons, metal pieces, etc.)
Other: adhesives*, paper trimmer
*For this project, a very tacky adhesive, such a glue dots, is preferable.
1. Paint your blocks in your desired color(s) and allow to dry completely.
2. Trim your patterned paper into squares of various sizes (all must be 2" or smaller). Adhere to your blocks using Mod Podge. (I use a foam brush to paint the glue on the back of each paper piece. For this project, I didn't Mod Podge over the paper at all to save drying time, although you could certainly do so if that were your preference.)
3. Adhere chipboard or sticker letters to your blocks for each sentiment you wish them to convey. I decorated 2 sides of my block set, with one side saying. "Welcome," and the reverse saying, "The Bells."
4. Embellish your blocks as you desire. For the metal pieces I used below, I drilled very small holes and attached the tag holders and clips with small brads.