A Wonderful Time of Year

Happy Friday everyone! For today's project, I decided to tackle something I've never done before...decorating naked wood. The whole idea has always sounded so daunting to me, but now that I've done it I realize what I've been missing out on!

I found a Noel wood block set at my local big box store. I thought this would make a great gift for a friend.

I traced the letters onto the paper then cut them out. After adhering them to the wooden letters with my Xyron sticker maker, I inked the edges with a brown cat's eye ink pad. Then I cut out the papers for the wooden blocks and used my sticker maker to adhere those as well.

It's hard to see from the picture, but once I was done with the blocks, I sanded the edges to get rid of the overlapping paper on the corners. It adds a more worn look to the blocks, which I liked.

I inked the edges of the blocks, added the letters and embellishments and the project was complete! Super easy and SUPER cute!!

Like I said, these would make great gifts for the homemade decor lover. I was going to give them to a friend but decided to keep them for myself. Is that wrong? :)

I hope this inspires you to take on a project that you've never tackled before. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

~ Cristine


Patterned Paper: Wonder - Anticipation, Expectation and Yearning

Adhesive - Xyron
Buttons - Basic Grey
Ink - Colorbox Chalk Ink in Chestnut Roan
Twine - The Twinery


  1. They look great, Cristine! And no, it's not bad you kept them! Now you just get a chance to make something else for your friend!

  2. Love your wood blocks! They came out wonderfully! Thanks for sharing your 'new' craft adventure!

  3. These would make great hostess gift sets and you don't have to be limited to the holidays...imagine doing your hostess' last surname in decorated blocks...neat...great craft idea.

  4. This is such a neat project. I'm going to be saving this post to remind me I need to tackle something like this next year as I'm plum out of energy to tackle anything crafty this holiday season. These would make terrific homemade gifts for a friend of mine who is just starting out on her own (with her hubby) and would definitely help them build a supply of decorations for the future!

  5. I am not sure if I did the hop right yesterday so I am gonna hop hop hop along today! Thanks for the chance to win!

  6. I love these blocks!!! So cute!


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