I’ve got a fun 4th of July decor project to share with you today! This cute set of Americana Wood Blocks were inspired by this pin I found on Pinterest. I gave mine a vintage feel by dry brushing everything with some brown paint.
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Here’s what you’ll need to make your own set of Americana Wood Blocks…
- 2-inch wood blocks (I used these)
- 2-inch wood star cutouts (I found mine in the seasonal section of Hobby Lobby, but these are similar)
- Red, White, Blue, and Brown acrylic paint (This is a great set of paints if you want to add to your craft supplies)
- Natural jute twine
- E600 clear adhesive
- Chip brushes to paint your blocks
First paint one block and one star each in red, white, and blue. I painted 2 coats on each of them. After the blocks and stars are dry, using the brown paint, dry brush all of the pieces adding extra around the edges.
Using the E6000 adhesive, glue the stars to the blocks. I offset them just a little so one point of the star went over the edge of the block. Give the adhesive some time to dry, then wrap twine around the block and tie a knot.
I decided to glue my blocks together using the E6000 adhesive. I glued them together at an angle. Of course this is optional. You can leave them separate so you can stack them any way you want. 🙂
This is a fun little decoration to add to your mantel. Or make several blocks to scatter around your 4th of July picnic table.
Stay tuned to the blog – I’ll be sharing another fun project using these 2-inch blocks soon!