Monday, November 15, 2010

Dare to DIY: Dare to be Thankful!



Surely you all know Kim by now.  If not, you should definitely get to know her.  Not only is she super crafty, but she's also super nice - definitely someone I am glad to have as a "blog friend."

This is her second year hosting her Dare to DIY party.  Check out the details
here, and play along!!


This week is Dare to... Be Thankful - and thankful I truly am.




You know me, I find a good idea on the internet and completely copy it!  :)  This is exactly one of those projects, but it was fun to make, very easy, and I may or may not have made three sets of them as gifts, and I just so happen to want to make many more, with many other words! 




I took a huge piece of wood from our shed, chopped it into various sizes (all by myself thankyouverymuch!), and painted each piece with basic craft paint, using a foam brush.  Next I got different, but coordinating, pieces of scrapbook paper, printing a letter on each.  Then I simply Mod Podge'd the paper on, making sure to get the edges down, as well as podging the tops for a glossy look. 




For the ones I gave as gifts, I just wrapped the blocks up in burlap and raffia.  




Soooo easy, and a fun reminder to be thankful every day.  For Christmas, I'm envisioning Noel, Jolly, Rejoice .... I'm gonna go Mod Podge crazy. Fair warning.   


Go check out the other projects on NewlyWoodwards!  

18 comments:

  1. Very cute! I'm loving how versatile these are, not only for holidays, but also with your family last name (paired with family photos), name blocks for a baby's room, the possibilities are endless!!!

    I wonder if Hubby will let me use his saw unsupervised?

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  2. Feel free to send a set this way, they are super cute! Seriously, I'd be thrilled with the packaging alone.

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  3. OH my goodness. I love love love these. How cute! And what a great gift. I made some word cubes that you can swap out with different holidays, and I love those, too. But I may need a set of thankful cubes. ;)

    Thanks for joining in. A party's not a party until Claire arrives. =)

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  4. These are way too cute! This is one of those projects I keep meaning to try but then forget about. Maybe this will be the year! I think I have some scrap wood laying around... :) Thanks for the reminder/inspiration!

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  5. You chopped your own wood! That's a separate kudo unto itself! Very cute idea and they came out adorable. What a thoughtful gift!

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  6. love these!

    i actually just saw something similiar for sale in a gift shop recently and they were so expensive.

    these are great, handmade and custom!! it doesn't get any better than that!

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  7. I love this idea! I think I may do it as a Christmas present for all my friends with their last names!

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  8. I love them, great gift ideas as well thanks!

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  9. I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE THIS.
    ...but I will admit, I had to google "mod podge" (now your tweet from yesterday makes sense:)

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. Michael's- here I come!!!

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  10. You should totally do a giveaway with a set of these! It turned out really cute!

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  11. Very cute! I actually like the packaging as much as the letters themselves.

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  12. Ohh!!! I got a set!!! yeeeah!! proudly displayed on my mantle! Thanks Claire, you know I love them :) and my mother-in-law is getting a set for Christmas, you've inspired me!

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  13. This is such a groovy gift idea! I'm in love! Thankful for this post! :^) Much love!

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  14. I'm a huge copy cat, too. Love how cute this looks!

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  15. thanks everyone for your kind comments! makes me happy :)

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  16. I LOVE this. I want to come over and watch next time you do it. I really want to try to do this myself...so awesome. You rock!!

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