Thursday, September 30, 2010

Seasonal Word Blocks

I saw these blocks at Ben Franklin's as a kit last year, but since I had the supplies to make it myself, I didn't want to spend the money on a kit when I could make it cheaper. But I couldn't remember the letters that went on each block . . . so I searched the blog world and found it on a few blogs. Brown Paper Packages uses a lower case font and different color of paint, so it gives you an idea of the options in making these.

There are letters on 4 sides of each block, which gives you 16+ words to use throughout the year. I used the green because it matches the standard decor in my house, and that color works for most of the holidays.

Here are pictures with 2 of the words. The words they spell are:
  • Welcome
  • Friends
  • Easter
  • Dream
  • Harvest
  • Faith
  • Mother
  • Monster
  • Spooky
  • Family
  • Freedom
  • Winter
  • Hope
  • Home
  • Snow
  • Blessed
*And I'm sure there are some more to come up with, but this was all I could find between the different blogs that have this craft on there.

If you want to make these, here is the letter breakdown:
Block #1 - T F B W
Block #2 - E Y H D
Block #3 - D O M E
Block #4 - R T E P
Block #5 - A C R S
Block #6 - L N O V
Block #7 - K M I S

These are out of a 4"x4" post from Home Depot (but it's actually 3.5" wide, so I'm not sure why they call it a 4" if it's not 4 inches - oh well)

I cut out the letters with my cricut but ran out of black vinyl, so I used black cardstock - which makes it cheaper too!