Emilie Bier Do it Your Self

Christmas Block for a Hand Painted holiday


Simple and beautiful holiday decor with this painted DIY-Christmas-block project! To decorate you use my free pattern of your block. You can get here! There are so many good projects to be had this season – so many incorporating tons of color! I feel like in the last few years I forgot my love for painting. Honestly, I just love to sit down with a couple of colors and finishes . . . it is so relaxing.I'm also loving wood blocks, home decor, and I especially love distressed wood blocks. So, I thought I would share with you this DIY Distressed wood Christmas Block. It’s a seal with Mod-hodgepodge, of course. This project is part of my monthly challenge with Michaels for Michaels makers program. Michaels has everything you need to make your holiday cheerful. For more quick and easy DIY holiday ideas, check out the projects on Michaels.com!For my Christmas-block, the technique is simple, and the results are awesome. A wood-block, as this does not take long to make, and adds a definite something special to your table or mantle decor. HerePainted Christmas BlockCollect These SuppliesMod hodgepodge satin folkart acrylic colors – Fresh Foliage, licorice, Sky Blue, Wicker white large block of wood or a piece of wood cut into block, block pattern hereWax (old candle)SandpaperHot glue gun and glue stick paint brushes in various small round brushRed Band – scrap pieceChalk Basecoat the block with white acrylic paint and let them dry. With an old candle, RUB the wax along all the edges of the block. I don't recommend using a white candle, so that you have colored wax left. Paint each page in the block with a different color – use the Fresh leaves, licorice and light blue are the colors for this step.Transfer patternsIf you want to use the pattern, enlarge it to your surface and print. Apply pattern to block, with chalk and here is how you do it – trace the pattern on the paper with chalk, then turn the paper to the painted wood-block, and smooth. Gently pull the paper up and left chalk behind!remember that you have to go to each pattern twice because there are six sides on the Christmas Block.painting of the Block Paint your designs – the snowflake, reindeer and "joy" words on the chalk. You use to write a small brush, "joy", as well as the color of the snowflake. Add your details to the reindeer with black color. Glue the ribbon scrap on the reindeer’ of the neck with hot glue. Not your Christmas block with a piece of sand paper. To seal coat with Mod smorgasbord of Satin. Display! I’d love for you, let me know what you think of this DIY-Christmas-block in the comments! I’d love if you’d check out these other holiday-decor-projects:chalkboard Christmas tree wood Christmas StockingsDeer Silhouette wall ArtWood snowman advent calendar

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