Earlier this month, my daughter and I joined a few friends for a Christmas craft night and had an absolute blast crafting together (I don’t do it often enough!). Last week, I shared the super-easy Christmas Countdown Whiteboard craft and today I’m excited to share how we made these cute Noel blocks.
How to make Christmas Noel Blocks:
- 4 pieces of 2×4 wood blocks of various heights (mine were 4 1/2 inches, 5 1/2 inches, and two 6 1/4 inches), sanded
- 4 pieces of festive scrapbook paper, cut slightly smaller than the wood blocks
- Acrylic paint
- 2 foam craft brushes
- Die cut letters: NOEL
- Buttons (I used 8)
- Ribbon (cut to fit your blocks)
- Mod podge
- Hot glue gun and glue
- Paint all sides of your blocks and allow to dry.
- Using a fresh brush, paint one side of each painted block with a thin layer of mod podge. Place scrapbook paper on top of wet mod podge and press down to smooth. Paint more mod podge onto the back side of each of the letters and adhere to the scrapbook paper.
- Cover the entire block front with more mod podge to seal the paper and letter to the block, making sure to smooth out any bubbles or bumps that may appear. It is not necessary to cover the rest of the block with mod podge, but you may want to paint a single layer over the entire block for an even finish.
- When the mod podge is dry, add buttons using a hot glue gun. Tie ribbons on the tops of the tallest blocks and trim the edges.
That’s it! It’s so easy! Your blocks can be any size you like (I just added the size I used above), any color (or colors) you like to match your decor. Heck, you could even add more blocks to create different word combinations.
Enjoy….and Merry Christmas!
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