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Monday, March 14, 2016

DIY Display Blocks

We are all about the DIY in our house, but in addition to make your own, we try to do a lot of "use what's left" projects. So with all the construction going on in our basement, I had occasion to rescue several craftable lengths of 2x4s.




With a little sanding, paint, and some crazy dremel action these waste scraps get turned into cute little display blocks that can be coordinated to any design or celebration. I made this Lucky in Love block set just in time for St. Patrick's day and with all the wood scraps will be making lots more!


Tip: Make your own chalk paint using equal parts paint and joint compound. Paint lightly to keep the wood grain visible.


Stencil, trace, or freehand your pattern and then carefully carve out to your desired depth with your favorite wood dremel bit. It will take a bit of practice to get a smooth surface but the exposed wood grain looks so neat you just have to give it a try!

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