Wood Blocks Craft

Wood Blocks Craft! This tutorial shows you how you can make so many words using only 7 blocks! { lilluna.com }

Hello, everyone!

I’m Ginger from Ginger Snap Craftsand, let me tell YOU, I am so excited to be at Lil’ Luna today.

Kristyn is an amazingly talented lady, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE her blog, & I am truly honored to be here! Yay!

Over on my blog, I LOVE sharing cute, simple & easy crafts.

When you see one of my projects, I want you to say, “Yes! I can do that (& I can do it even better!)” 😉  

I hope to share fun ideas that inspire YOU to create along with me. 

Today I’d love to show you how to make 

these super fun & versatile

blocks {that say a lot}.

From these 7 blocks with 4 letters on each one

you can make 15+ seasonal words!!

(I originally got the idea to make these from here.)

Wood Blocks Craft! This tutorial shows you how you can make so many words using only 7 blocks! { lilluna.com }

You’ll need the following supplies:

a 4×4 cut into 7 square blocks

(You can buy 4×4’s at

Home Depot or Lowes.)

paint & paint brushes

sand paper

*vinyl lettering

*For my vinyl lettering I used a few of my favorite fonts.

I wanted my blocks to be mismatched & kind of fun. 🙂

FYI: I used a different font on each block.

Fonts I used:

cafe rojo, hula skirt, ck chemistry, elise,

fontmoochers, high tower text, impervious

(All these fonts are free, 

just search for them online 

& they should be really easy to find.)

Wood Blocks Craft! This tutorial shows you how you can make so many words using only 7 blocks! { lilluna.com }

I slightly sanded my blocks, 

and then I painted them.

FYI: I also painted each block a different color.

Thought they’d look cute like that. 🙂

Then I let the paint dry, 

and then I applied the vinyl lettering.

For more detailed vinyl lettering instructions you can go here.

BLOCK 1- H, Y, E, D
BLOCK 2- A, C, R, S
BLOCK 3- R, P, E, T
BLOCK 4- V, N, L, O
BLOCK 5- E, O, M, D 
BLOCK 6- S, M, K, I
BLOCK 7- T, F, B, W 

That’s it! Super cute & easy! 🙂

Wood Blocks Craft! This tutorial shows you how you can make so many words using only 7 blocks! { lilluna.com }

Here are some of the words you can spell:

Family

Blessed

Snow

Home

Harvest

Spooky

Winter

Mother

Dream

Easter 

Freedom 

Welcome

Friends

Faith

Hope

Monster

Can you think of any others??? 🙂

Wood Blocks Craft! This tutorial shows you how you can make so many words using only 7 blocks! { lilluna.com }

Pop over to my blog today, 

& I’ll be sharing the tutorial on how to 

make this easy {established block} 

to go along with my new seasonal blocks.

They look really cute together! 🙂

Thank you so much for having me over, Kristyn!

 

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Such a great idea!! Love all the words you can come up with.

Be sure to go on over to Ginger Snap Crafts to see all the lovely projects Ginger has made.

For more great DIY crafts be sure to check out:

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DIY Shoe Bin

Grill Set Holder - Grillin' and Chillin' Sign tutorial on { lilluna.com } Great gift idea for Father's Day!

Grill Set Holder & Sign

Adorable Framed Magnetic Bow Holder tutorial on { lilluna.com }

Framed Magnetic Bow Holder

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ENJOY!!

Author

Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. I made the blocks last night and mod podged letters on the blocks. I really like the vinyl letters and am looking at a cricut, I like how the mod podged letters came out for my first set. love the idea and all the words I can make with them.

  2. Great Idea was wondering if after you put on the letters….did you seal the paint with something or just leave it flat?

    1. You can make them with machines like the Cricut or Silhouette (available at all craft stores). Or you can find someone local who sells vinyl. There are also lots of people on etsy who do it. 🙂

  3. If you add an 8th block with an S, V, L, and J you can then create Believe, Joy, Thanks, and Christ . At least. I’m sure there are more.

  4. These look amazing! I bought blocks today from hobby lobby as well as all the supplies. However I bought stencils for the letters because I don’t know where or how to get the vinyl letters. Can anyone help me out?

  5. i found a few more words….earth, heart, deer, and storms? not necessarily holiday words but if you like to change it up every so often then these might help a lil?

  6. Where do we get the vinyl letters? Do you have a special machine to cut them? Its pretty vague on how to go about this part, thanks.

  7. First: awesome idea and tutorial! I added letters to the 2 empty sides on each block. I’ll list them in a second. We can now spell: Advent, Angels, Lent, Spring, Showers, Summer, America, School, Pool, Leaves, and Haunted. Here’s what I did: block 1- M and G block 2- U and Y block 3- N and S block 4- U and A block 5- R and A block 6- E and O block 7- L and I

    1. Advent, leaves, pool, showers, school and lent can all be done if you have the 8’th block as well, if the extra sides haven’t been “lettered”. I DO wish there was a G though. That’s certainly a limitation factor! 🙂

  8. Question.Did you buy a 4×4 post that was pressure treated? I could not find any that were not pressure treated. The process of drying them out was so annoying.

  9. Question for you. I have been making wooden block signs since I got my cricut. I paint the blocks. When dry I attach the letters. I then modge podge over the vinyl letter. I have had trouble with some letters puckering up (sticking up in some spots) and all I can do is redo that block. Do you have any ideas what I am doing wrong?

    Hope to do this project of yours but want to figure out what I am doing wrong first.

    Thank you for any help you can give me.

  10. Okay, if you use the same fonts, then the light grey “n” can be turned upside down to use as a “u”. This also opens up new words. I have had these for a year now, so I have a few other words I have made (I made the optional eighth block)
    – Rest
    – restful
    – renew
    – rum
    – mum
    – mother
    – father
    – risen
    – alive
    – cross
    – life
    – saved
    – Jesus
    – plyable (not inspirational but doable lol)
    – storm
    – moose (my husband and I play scrabble with them sometimes lol)
    – today
    – wonder
    – summer
    – roads
    – new
    – fate
    – bells
    – jump
    – hump (depends where you keep them I guess lol)
    – lets do it (again… Location is key lol)
    – wield
    – best man
    – money
    – come

  11. Love this idea. You can spell FIDDLER, FIDDLE & FIDDLES! This is an added bonus for fiddlers like me. Thanks for posting the directions, I’ve made a snowman with 4×4’s and have some extra pieces. Also SNOWY – HEART – BRAVE – SMILE

  12. Is there any chance you know which fonts you used for which blocks? I downloaded the fonts you suggested, and printed them out but can’t seem to figure them all out from your photos. Love this project, by the way!
    Thanks,
    Barb

    1. This was from a contributor a few years ago, but this is what the post said…cafe rojo, hula skirt, ck chemistry, elise,

      fontmoochers, high tower text, impervious

      (All these fonts are free,

      just search for them online

      & they should be really easy to find.) Hope these help!! Thank you!