Christmas Countdown Blocks

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Introduction: Christmas Countdown Blocks

About: I've been artistic for as long as I can remember. Now I get to be creative in my everyday life. In an effort to connect with others, I started an Etsy shop and work with local brides on wedding design and pe...

This tutorial shows you how to make countdown blocks for the holiday season!

See the full video tutorial: Youtube @CarlyKeller

Step 1: Gather Supplies & Stain Wood Pieces

Gather your supplies:

Vinyl: https://amzn.to/2CRF8Gj

Transfer Tape: https://amzn.to/2CRF8Gj

Stain: https://amzn.to/2CRF8Gj

Paint: https://amzn.to/2CRF8Gj

Sanding block Wood blocks are from Michaels

Cricut Explore Air: https://amzn.to/2RZfZyA
Cricut Standard Mat: https://amzn.to/2CRF8Gj

Give your wood a good sanding

Stain your wood pieces (I did two coats on the bigger pieces and only one on the small blocks)

Step 2: Paint the Backgrounds

Paint the wood backgrounds using regular acrylic paint (I did the larger piece white and the medium red)

Step 3: Create Your Stencils in Cricut Design Space

Create your stencils in Cricut Design Space (see video for more info or find me on Patreon @carlykeller for a link)

Numbers for blocks:

012345

012678 (the 6 is used as a 9)

Weed and cut your stencils so they can be placed on each wood surface

Step 4: Apply Your Stencils and Paint

Apply your stencils making sure the right numbers go on each corresponding block

Carefully, paint over your stencils using two coats of paint (I used red on top of the white and white on top of the red block)

Step 5: Voila!

Yay! Your project is complete!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

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    5 Discussions

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    MaryLynnD
    MaryLynnD

    Question 9 months ago on Step 1

    What is the size of the blocks and is it Bass wood?

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    Kink Jarfold
    Kink Jarfold

    1 year ago on Step 5

    Nicely done, Carly, and I noticed you have my Wifey's nickname on your T-shirt. How interesting. --Kink--

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    CarlyKeller
    CarlyKeller

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you so much Kink! haha I do love this shirt!

    Looks great and much more personal that something bought in a store.

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    CarlyKeller
    CarlyKeller

    Reply 1 year ago

    You can even switch up the colors to make this for other holidays and countdowns. Thank you so much for your comment :)