Here's a simple way to use up some old wood and make a super cute Thanksgiving decoration.
Here's what you need:
2x4 wood cut into squares
Paint (orange, yellow, brown, white)
Cloth, ribbon, rick-rack, buttons, etc. for decorating
Paint half of the wood blocks orange and half yellow. I did two coats on mine. Once dry, draw on the letters 'GOBBLE' with a pencil, you could also use a stencil. Then paint the letters on with a paint brush. You could also use a paint marker to make it a little easier.
Next, I did some little white dots on my letters, just to make them a little more cuter!
I then used my mouse sander (Black & Decker MS800B Mouse Detail Sander With Dust Collection) to sand the edges of each block to make it look a little 'old'.
Next, I clear coated the blocks. I used a matte finish, instead of glossy.
Now, the fun part...decorating them! I decide to rip the orange dotted material into strips. I thought the ragged ripped edge would look cute on the blocks.
I hot glued the material around each block. Then did yellow rick-rack around 3 sides of the edge. I did not put the rick-rack on the bottom because I found it made the block 'wobbly'.
Then I just added some buttons along the top and sides of each block and a little bow on the 'G' block.
I think these turned into a cute Thanksgiving decoration. There are many words you could use instead of 'Gobble'. Happy Thanksgiving!!