Fun Thanksgiving DIY Wood Block Decoration

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I have a holiday decorative project for you. You will have fun making this Thanksgiving DIY wood block decoration for the coming holiday.

This DIY project will be fun for family, friends and kids to use while you are putting the final touches on your Thanksgiving feast. This Thanksgiving DIY wood block decoration is an attractive accessory and a way to pass the time.

Do you ever buy an item at the craft store or thrift shop not knowing exactly what you will do with it? I do, and most of the time I find a way to use that item as a home decor or tablescape accessory.

With the Thanksgiving season upon us, a fun DIY project came to me. How about something that would not only be nice sitting on a table, but would be a fun and interesting accessory.

Fun Thanksgiving DIY Wood Block Decoration

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Several weeks ago, I found some wood blocks at the craft store. All the wood items were 40% off. There were only 6 blocks, so I thought it was a good idea to purchase them. I knew an idea to use them would come to me.

wood blocks, paint can and paint brush

The blocks sat in my wood stash until I turned my thoughts from Halloween to Thanksgiving. It was also time to think about a project for our Creative Craft Blog Hop. Andrea of Design Morsels is our hostess for this monthly event bringing talented DIY bloggers together.

If you are joining me from Terrie of Decorate and More with Tip, then welcome to my project.

What could I do with 6 2~inch blocks? Make a Thanksgiving~theme puzzle. How, do you ask? Well, let me show you how to make a Thanksgiving DIY wood block decoration that you can use as an accessory.

I’ve seen other wood block puzzles used as an accessory, which I thought would be a fun project. If my grandkids were here this year for Thanksgiving, I would give them this project to keep them busy.

Supplies for the Wood Block Puzzle

  • the number of blocks you want to work with. You will need enough to form a square or rectangle. I used 6 2~inch blocks.
  • large rubber band to hold wood blocks together.
  • paint to paint the blocks. I used One Step paint from Amy Howard at Home in Stoneware, a soft white. You could also use a chalk paint or acrylic paint.
wood blocks, paint and paint brush
stencils for DIY wood blocks
always grateful stencil and green paint
  • plastic scraper applicator.

The Plan for the Thanksgiving DIY Project

Step 1 ~ Paint one coat of paint on all sides of your block and allow to dry.

painted wood blocks

Step 2 ~ Lightly sand your wood blocks. I used a 220 grit sandpaper.

sanding wood blocks

Step 3 ~ Apply a second coat of paint and allow to dry.

Step 4 ~ Place the rubber band around the blocks and make sure that your blocks are aligned.

painted wood blocks

Step 5 ~ Place your first tri~mesh stencil on the top of the blocks and smooth down.

always grateful stencil

Step 6 ~ Apply your ChalkArt to the stencils, remove the stencil and allow the ChalkArt to dry for about 15 ~ 20 minutes.

stencil paint

NOTE: See these posts for more tutorials on using stencils.

Step 7 ~ Turn your blocks to a blank side and reapply the rubber band.

grateful stencil

Repeat the steps with the rest of your stencils on all sides of the blocks. I covered 5 of the 6 sides of my wood blocks.

Sealing the blocks is optional. That’s all there is to making this Thanksgiving DIY wood block accessory/puzzle. You will actually spend most of your time waiting for paint to dry. This project is still under 2 hours total.

Displaying the Thanksgiving Wood Blocks

You can place the wood blocks on a table, on a tray, in a basket. Let your guests know that the set is not just for looks, but also as a puzzle for fun.

wood block painted with Thanksgiving sign
Always Grateful Thanksgiving DIY wood blocks

I hope that you like this fun DIY Thanksgiving project. Your kids, grandkids, even grown~ups will enjoy it. And don’t forget to PIN it for your holiday decor.

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Now it’s time to see all this month’s crafty creations from my blogger friends. Have fun and enjoy the projects, starting with Rebecca at The Zucchini Sisters.

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Celebrate & Decorate – Minnie Mouse Halloween Swag

Birdz of a Feather – Milk Can Decor

At Home Withe Jemma – Fresh Handmade Holiday Magnolia Wreath

Debbees Buzz – Thanksgiving Bread Cornucopia

B4 And Afters – White Pumpkin Centerpiece

The Painted Apron – Fall Signs and Spoon Faces

My Hubbard Home – Dollar Store Glitter Candles

Chas’ Crazy Creations – What To Do with Plastic Pumpkins

Purple Hues and Me – Shrinky Dinks Decor

Design Morsels – DIY Felt Ornaments

Home Is Where The Boat Is – DIY Thanksgiving Cone-ucopias

Decorate and More with Tip – Bohemian Tassel Christmas Tree Plaque

Bluesky At Home – Fun Thanksgiving DIY Wood Block Decoration

Zucchini Sisters – DIY Painted Placemats with a Fork Motif

My Family Thyme – Christmas Ornament Reverse Canvas

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13 Comments

  1. Carol, almost all the pictures but a few wouldn’t come up. I was able to see the one with the title on it, and how cute the blocks turned out. Pinned it!

  2. I just love puzzles (as a matter of fact, that how Hubs proposed)! Our thanksgiving is sadly over, but will pin for next year 🙂

  3. What a fun fall decoration. It’s so original. Glad you are in the hop. You’ve got so many great decorations how do you do it. Your feed on Instagram is great!

  4. What a fun idea Carol! Lots of fun for busy fingers, I know everyone would love to play with this! Great decoration too, so clever!

  5. Carole, those are so cute!! That would be a fun thing to have on the table for when everyone sits around talking after dinner, to play with (instead of phones, am I right???).

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