Holiday Decor

Hope, Love, Joy Wood Decor

I was inspired by this wood block set that I found on Pinterest. I love the simple yet cute look of the project. I changed mine a bit by changing the colors of the blocks, adding a flower on top and sprinkling some glitter for some added shine. The burlap adheres onto the painted wood surface without any problems with the use of Advanced Strength Glue Dots® adhesive. 

Made by: Grace Tolman
Time: Approximately 1 hour (including paint drying time)
Level: Intermediate
Size: Large block = 6" x 1 ½" x 1 ½"; Medium block = 4" x 1 ½" x 1 ½"; Small block = 3" x 1 ½" x 1 ½"

Here's what you need:

  • Glue Dots® Advanced Strength Adhesive
  • Wood blocks
  • DecoArt Paints - Razzle Berry, Hauser Light Green, Buff Beige 
  • Burlap Sheets
  • Flowers- Inspired By Stamping
  • Twine
  • Glitter
  • Stamps
  • Ink
  • Hole punch
  • Scissors
  • Paint Brush

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Here's what you do:

Paint the blocks with desired color. *Sand the blocks beforehand if deemed necessary. Sprinkle some glitter onto the surface of the blocks while the paint is wet so that the glitter will adhere to the block easily. Set aside to dry.

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Make the tags. Cut tags from burlap sheets. I used a template for tags, but you can just make your own measurements and cut accordingly. Create a hole on the top of the tags using the hole punch.

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Create the words onto the tags using stamps and black ink. *Make sure that the ink you use is good on burlap.

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Thread some twine through the tags and tie into bows. Set aside.

Cut 1” strips from burlap. Ink the edges of the burlap using the black ink pad. The inking is optional but I like the “weathered” and “distressed” effect that it gives.

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Once the paints are dried onto the block, add the strips of burlap onto the wood to make it look like a gift box. Adhere the burlap strips using Glue Dots Advanced Strength adhesive. Depending on the size of the block, you might have to trim the excess strip (for the smaller blocks) and connect two pieces of strips together (for the larger ones).

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Add the flower on top using more Advanced Strength adhesive.

Adhere the tags on the front of each block using Advanced Strength adhesive.

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~Grace

P.S. This holiday decor project was inspired by Craft Critters 4x4 Presents.

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