Welcome to Day 6 of our 12 Days of Christmas series!
Each year, I love finding inexpensive gift ideas for the masses. I have 5 kiddos, so when I say masses I absolutely mean it! Between teachers, neighbors and friends, finding these gift ideas allows us to give really great gifts at Christmas time without breaking the bank.
Check out my $1 DIY Wood Block Frame!
These are so fun to make, and totally customizable!
I used 2×6 boards for the frames today, but any size works! You just want it to be 2x so the frame will stand alone without a support.
I started by making my cuts. Again… Anything goes here! I made these 9″ long each. You can also have the guys at the hardware store cut yours for you. A 2×6 runs around $5. I was able to get 10 frames out of 1 board.
I stained my boards. I used Varathane Early American for the first one…
And I used Varathane Weathered Gray for the second!
To stain these blocks, get some rags or an old t-shirt and dip it in to the stain and rub it around the full block until you get an even coat. Wipe off any of the extra and wait an hour for it to dry… Simple!
Once they were dry, I used this jute twine from Hobby Lobby for the next part.
I used my Ryobi Airstrike Staple gun to attach the twine to the block in the top corner. You can also use a hand stapler if that’s all you have, or even just hot glue the twine down on this part.
Next, I just wrapped the twine around the block 4-5 times making sure to space it all out. When I was finished, I stapled the end of the twine to the block close to where I put the start of the twine.
My final step was adding a cute embellishment to the front. You can have lots of fun here! I used a $.50 chipboard letter for one frame. I just painted it an off-white and distressed the edges a bit using sand paper. Then, I just hot glued it into place. Make sure to cover up where you started your twine!
The metal rose I used from the other came from a local import store. I will say that Hobby Lobby has started carrying a bunch of metal embellishments close to their craft wood aisle. They would also be super cute on one of these!
DONE. How easy is that?
Thanks so much for stopping by guys! Let me know if you have any questions at all!
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