As I was putting together a little Valentines Day Vignette - I had an empty space on the shelf that needed just a little something.
I already had a Bowl of Candy, and some Flowers, and framed Subway Art
... but I needed One thing More ...
These Stacked Wood Blocks worked perfectly, and they were super easy to make.
All you need is:
Die Cut Machine and Punches
Varnish or Mod Podge
I had so much fun - I made another set as well
I think the hardest thing about this project is to get the proportions between the block sizes right.
A little trial and error and I came up with the following dimensions:
You can also download the dimensions here.
I have a bit of a hoarding obsession when it comes to wood scraps - so I just sorted through my bins until I found some small pieces.
I found some leftover bits of 2 X 4 pieces in this bucket....
Or did I get them from here?
(the scary thing is - that's just a small selection of my wood scrap collection)
I used a miter saw to cut my wood pieces to size.
They can be cut using a hand saw (which could be a little tricky) so you might want to make friends with a neighbor who has some good woodworking tools for this project.
The pieces of wood I used were pretty beat up - but it doesn't matter. That just adds to the character.
Once the wood pieces were cut to size - I painted each one a different color.
On one of the block sets I sanded and distressed the edges.
Then I used my Cricut to cut out various words and shapes from solid cardstock. I also used some punches for the hearts.
And added a few button & tie embellishments.
I used tacky glue to adhere the letters and embellishments. Once the glue was mostly dry, I went over the entire surface with Modge Podge (matte) to completely seal down the edges of the letters.
I love how versatile these blocks can be. Stacked in sets, or even alone. While you are cutting your wood pieces - might as well make a few extra for the other holidays as well.
Thanks for reading along...