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Winter Block Letters

Hi!  It’s Andrea here with you today.  I have a fast and fun project for you.

I don't know about you but I love doing wood crafts especially block letters!  They are so fun and versatile.  It always feels good to take all the Christmas stuff down, but what do you do for the interim between Christmas and Valentine's Day?   Here's my solution.

Winter block letters.

 These are pretty self explanatory, but I'll give you some info. on how I did these.

First, decide your color scheme.  I chose to do both paint and paper in brown and blue, and of course finished off with some fabulous ribbon.

To save time, trace your letters on your paper first.  Next paint your letters.  While the letters are drying cut out the paper letters you traced.

Whip out the mod podge or what ever glue you prefer and attach your paper letters to you block letters.

Once the glue is dry, you can sand the edges of the paper where it bumps up to the edge of the wood block.  This gives it a real finished touch.  Next, pull out the gorgeous ribbon of your choice and measure and glue to your letters.

To give them some extra flair, I also made some ribbon flowers.  The flowers are very simple to make and are really cute.  You'll take your needle and thread and make straight line stitch.  Once it's the length you want stitch it closed.  I chose to double layer these with both the PV34, light blue velvet, and NY04, two-tone stripes.

I also used ribbon 357-34-32, antique gold velvet corduroy.  Gluing the ribbon around the outside gives the letters some added dimension.

I love how they turned out.  I hope this inspires you to do something fun with some block letters or another wood craft.

Blog post by: Andrea Miller

  1. Laura Cox

    This is such a pretty project! I love the decorated wooden letters….and the BoBunny
    Snowfall is a great collection to use for home
    dec projects….and of course that ribbon is the perfect touch!!

  2. Lucy

    I really like the “Winter” blocks display. Cool idea!

  3. Debbie C.

    I love your wooden letter display. I used to do wooden crafts and folk art painting and this has got me thinking about wood again but in a different way. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Marcia Dehn-Nix

    This is so gorgeous!! I LOVE it. Now I am going to go look for some letters too. Thanks!

  5. Sharon Roselli

    Great idea! love the ribbon flowers and colors now I’m off to the store for wood letters and ribbon. thanks

  6. Holly Tolman

    These turned out great, what a fun idea!

  7. Sar Tann

    This is a really great and versatile idea. I love it!!! 🙂

  8. Amanda Coleman


  9. Barb Ireland

    How nice, love the colors!

  10. Craftyanny

    Gorgeous, love this idea and not just for winter either. All occasions would look equally as good
    Anne x

  11. Bev Gardner

    As this is the first time I’ve looked at your Blog, I can’t say what I like better. I just know I’ve had fun scrolling down through some of your past posts!

  12. sharon gullikson

    I have that ribbon (in pink), and am going to try that. Thanks.

  13. Ange

    Very pretty!

  14. Beverly Jordan

    Lovely dispolay! Love Wooden letters to bring a room together! Thank you for your inspiration!
    I love your new designed blog and hope to see more!

  15. Jeyatha

    Wonderful and neat..


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