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This reversible Halloween and Thanksgiving decoration is a great edition to any holiday decoration stash. I love decorations that can easily be changed with the seasons. Follow the tutorial below to learn how to make your own reversible woodblock craft.
- (7) Two-by-four blocks of wood of various sizes
- Scrapbook paper
- Vinyl lettering
- Modge podge
- Paint or spray paint
Step 1: Planning
You will want to do a little designing with this project and determine the size of the Two-by-fours to use. The dimensions I used were:
- (1) 9 inches and 7/8th
- (2) 7 inches
- (2) 5 inches and 3/8th
- (2) 4 inches and 1/4th
Double check that the total width of the 4 blocks in the middle equal the longest length of the block so everything will align just right.
Step 2: Lettering
I completed this project as a super Saturday craft with my church so I did not cut out the vinyl myself so I am unable to give you any insight on sizing or font that I used. There are various websites where you can buy precut vinyl or you can use a cutting machine. I love using my Cricut and totally recommend the Cricut Explore Air 2.
The phrases I used were:
- Halloween: Beware of little monsters
- Thanksgiving: Gobble til you wobble
Step 3: Coloring the wood blocks
I coated the wood blocks using a dark brown spray paint. Since scrapbook paper is going on both sides of the blocks all you really need to do is paint the edges of the blocks. You could also try staining the wood as well.
Step 4: Cut out paper
Check your scraps or go to your local hobby store and find some seasonal papers for your project. Since the two by four wood blocks have rounding on the edges the width of the paper should be 2 inches wide and measure what length works for your individual blocks. I used a different paper for every block so counting both sides that is 14 different papers.
Step 5: Assembling your project
Once the blocks are painted and dry lay them flat on the table. Adhere your scrapbook paper to the wood. I used modge podge for this step. Wait until the paper is dry and secure to the wood. Apply your vinyl lettering on top of the scrapbook paper.
Here is the finished project:
Now it is your turn to create your own reversible Halloween and Thanksgiving decoration.