I have a Thanksgiving free printable for making these amazing give thanks wooden blocks.
This project takes less than $5 in supplies and is just adorable. You can display it on our mantle, a shelf or even in your dining room. Better yet, let your children help you make the blocks and give them as gifts to family members or teachers.
You Will Need:
- 1 2 x 4 piece of lumber
- paint color of your choice
- small paint brush (my paint came with a built-in paint brush that was attached to the inside of the lid)
- 2 sheets of white paper (I just used regular printer paper)
- free give thanks printable <—download here
- newspaper (for protecting your work space)
- 1-2 oz of Mod Podge (I like to pour mine into a small bowl)
- sponge brush for applying Mod Podge
- raffia (optional)
- hot glue (not needed if you choose not to add the raffia bows)
Cut your wood. If you do not have a saw you can ask them to cut it for you at the home improvement store where you purchase the lumber.
You will need two blocks that are 5 1/2 inches tall and eight blocks that are 3 1/2 inches tall.
Sand them down a little to smooth out the wood a bit. If you want to round the edges you can make them look like this. I went for the more rough look.
Paint the wood. We chose a sample size of paint from made by Martha Stewart. The color is called Cornbread. She has a beautiful collection of fall colors that include names like Heath and Bay Leaf. Really pretty.
You want to make sure you paint all the sides, edges and corners, etc.
Do two coats.
Let the paint dry 100% before moving on to the next step. Drying should only take a few hours.
Print the give thanks printable.
Cute the square letters out.
Place the letter cut-outs on your blocks. The letters T and S will go on the two larger blocks.
The remaining letters will go on the eight small blocks.
Pour 1-2 oz. of Mod Podge into a bowl.
Use your sponge brush to apply to Mod Podge to the paper.
Your printed colors may run a little. Don’t worry, colors that run tone down a lot in the drying process- they will be very pretty when they dry.
You do want the paper to remain smooth- no lumps or crinkles.
Let the Mod Podge dry 100%
While the Mod Podge is drying, grab some raffia and make two bows. You can omit this step if you want, but I think it gives a really nice touch.
Apply some hot glue to the back of the bow.
Attached one bow to the top of the T block and one bow to the top of the S block.
And you’re done.
I love the way they turned out.
I added mine to a shelf in our living room.
Love the printables I offer my readers? Kelli over at 3 Boys and a Dog makes all of my printables. Her prices are very affordable and her turn around time is very quick. Hop over and check her out.
I am sharing this craft on these resourceful sites: i heart naptime, the girl creative, C.R.A.F.T. craftomatic, crafts keep me sane, skip to my lou, making the world cuter, a southern fairytale, sumos sweet stuff, mad in crafts, tip junkie, tasty tuesday, tempt my tummy tuesday, craft edition, hope studios, todays creative blog, sew much ado, someday crafts, we are that family, blue cricket designs, somewhat simple, paisley passions, house of hepworths, fun to craft, fingerprints on the fridge, tidy mom, a few of my favorite things and it’s a hodge podge life. Looking for a more copious list? Here are over 50 sites to search for and share projects and tutorials.