It’s windy!!! I mean W-I-N-D-Y!!! As I was pulling up the internet to begin this post a strong wind gust came up that sounded like it was going to blow the glass right out of the window in my office. Anyone with windows made in the last 10 maybe even 20 years probably won’t understand this, but our windows are old so while very vintage and cool looking (maybe just to me) they are not super quiet or shall we say energy efficient. When it’s windy they rattle all night and then sound like they are going to fly out of the wall. It’s perfect for getting a great night sleep (I say as I yawn and take another sip of my coffee).
Speaking of the weather (how’d you like that segway?). . .
I am behind on getting decorated for fall. Very behind! The problem for me this year was the weather. It just did not feel like fall. In fact, until this wind storm some of my trees still had green leaves! It’s hard to be getting in a cozy fall mood when it still feels summery outside. Not that I am complaining because I have definitely been enjoying the warm weather and getting a lot of pre-winter outdoor projects completed.
In between working outside in the nice warm weather, I did get some fall projects completed just in time to take them down and start decorating for Christmas. I’m super excited to begin the Christmas festivities, but I will try and slow down and enjoy the fall and Thanksgiving Holiday for now.
Today I am going to share with you my wood fall block project.
Here is a brief description of how to make this project. I will be doing a similar project with more of a Christmas theme next week, but in the meantime comment or email with any questions.
First, you will need (4) pieces of a 1×6 cut into 5.5″ pieces (so they are square). Cut more or less pieces if you decide to do a different word other than fall. I would measure the width of your 1×6 as it will depend on the type of board you get, but most will be about 5.5″. Next, sand your pieces as needed. Stain to the color that you would like. I stained mine with Minwax Special Walnut stain. Print out the letters that you would like in the font style you like or use stencils. I use Power Point and make a box the size of my squares and insert the letters into the box so I know how large I can make them. For this project however, I used stencils that I had from another project. Either trace using your stencils or set a piece of carbon paper (found at Office Depot) under your printout and trace the letters onto the wood. Once you have the letters traced onto your wood then you can paint the letters with acrylic paint or a paint pen. Once the letters are dry cover with a poly top coat. I used Rustoleum water based polyurethane. Staple with a staple gun a looped piece of twine to hang your wood letter blocks.
They are a perfect rustic fall addition to my decor.
Thanks for stopping by! Remember be creative, be inspired, and be authentic.
Lots of love,
Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself. ~Coco Chanel