Scrap wood projects: 4x4s
It’s scrap wood week here on the blog.
Previously I shared a round up of kids gift ideas all made from scrap wood and today I have two easy decor projects made using 4×4 wood scraps.
Simple, chunky alphabet blocks make a great gift. These were painted with gold letters instead of the typical girly pink.
Or how about an indoor pumpkin patch. This is not a new idea but they are so fun and easy to make and I have a pumpkin themed baby shower to prepare for in October!
I stacked the blocks and wrapped with glittered ribbon. Easy gift.
Earlier this summer I made these cute apple paperweights using 4×4 wood scraps.
And more pumpkins this time using 2×6 and 2×4 scraps for a different look.
The corners have been mitered and then I glued and nailed the 2x4s onto the 2×6 at center.
Paint, sand, add a stem and some thin branches for a vine effect.
How to make pumpkins using 4×4 wood scraps:
The steps to make the pumpkins are exactly the same as the scrap wood apple paperweights I made here.
1. Cut the 4×4 wood scraps into varying lengths for different height pumpkins.
2. Miter the four edges at 45 on both ends.
3. Paint orange, let dry, sand to distress.
4. Drill 3/4″ hole at center top.
5. Glue 3/4″ wood dowel into hole for stem. Paint brown.
How to make alphabet blocks using 4×4 wood scraps:
Step 1: Cut 4×4 wood scraps into squares. (3 1/2″ lengths). Spray paint.
Step 2: Print out letters. I used Baskerville font at 285 point.
Step 3: Find center of block and center of letter.
Step 4: Line up letter on block, using a ballpoint pen trace around letter with heavy pressure.
Step 5: Paint inside the indent. I used beige under the gold.
Step 6: The beige helps boost the gold paint (and prevents you from having to paint multiple coats of gold.)
Step 7: Add a shadow to the right and below each letter using a dark brown sharpie.
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