Welcome back to our 4th of July DIY Craft Series.
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Today’s craft is very versatile and allows for creative freedom. It’s a perfect craft for camp, scouts, women’s group or kid’s craft project.
A wood project great for using up those scraps of wood or pallet strips. I didn’t have either so I purchased a piece of popular measuring 1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″ x 24″ block. Use what you have, it will turn out fantastic.
The picture represents two options:
- hand painted lettering
- and on the reverse side decoupaged scrapbook paper with stickers
Be creative and use what you have.
Click here to download your free list of patriotic words and phrases for 4th of July to use with this project.
- Stickers or stencils
- Scrapbook paper
- Wood: I used a piece of poplar (shop in the shed or garage, use what you have)
Measurements: 1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″ x 24″ block
- For standard block placement, cut:
(2) 4″ block (glue together to get a 3 1/2″ x 4″) -or- (1) 4″ block for the top
(1) 6″ block for the “middle”
(1) 8″ block for the “bottom”
- Cut the wood. If you ask, some home improvement stores will cut the wood for you
- Sand the wood blocks
- Use your free download to find inspirational words or phrases
- Create a relief pattern with a stencil, stencil or vinyl lettering; pre-paint the block the color you want the lettering to be when the project is finished
- Once paint is dry, lay out the lettering on each of the blocks
- Be sure to press the letters firmly to avoid paint flowing under the sticker
- Paint each of the blocks the desired color; painting directly over the stickers
- Once the paint is dry, carefully remove the stickers
- Touch up any paint areas
Alternate Block Placement:
I came up with 10 alternatives options for stacking or placing the blocks.
How many more can you come up with?
- Paint the blocks and stencil words or phrases
- or, hand paint your favorite words or phrases
- Use vinyl lettering for “a relief” pattern
- Use stickers or stamps for words or phrases
- Decoupage scrapbook paper as the background and place stickers on top of the paper
- Print decorative lettering directly on the scrapbook paper, then cut and decopauge directly to the blocks
- Flip the blocks around and make several different variations of words and phrases
- Use this project for another holiday
- Decorating block placement #9 add raffia, denim, burlap, ribbon or other decorative items to tie the blocks together
- Decorating block placement #10 add wooden stars
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