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Halloween Day 26: {Guest Blogger} Halloween Blocks Tutorial

I’m very excited to have a guest blogger today! My Halloween enthusiast, party planning friend and Frog Prince helper, Courtney Charles, was getting crafty this week and offered to send over a tutorial for these cute CUTE little Halloween blocks. They were easy enough to make that it was no sweat to make them for her house, her children, and her nieces and nephews. So without further adieu, I’m going to turn my soap box over to Courtney!

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I remember celebrating my childhood Christmas Eve’s at my grandmother’s house, where she had a set of blocks that spelled NOEL.  My cousins and I loved to rearrange those blocks to see what other words we could spell, which basically amounted to LEON and NOLE due to the limited letters.  It is in that spirit that I decided to make a set of Halloween blocks for my children to rearrange as they grow up and make fond little holiday memories like I have. This is a simple project that the kids can even get in on creating!

Materials:
  • 12 small wood blocks (I purchased mine at Hobby Lobby in bags of six 1 1/2′ blocks)
  • Letter stickers or small wooden letters
  • Halloween stickers
  • Acrylic paint
  • Acrylic sealer (I ended up using Mod Podge Hard Coat, even though the other type is in my initial picture)
Directions:
1. Sketch out a plan for each of the six sides of your blocks, including the background color.  I made two sets (one for my nephew and niece) and used sayings like Trick or Treat, Halloween, Wicked, Spooky, Boo, Eek, Candy Corn, Haunted House, and the kids’ names.  Fill in the blank squares with painted designs or stickers.
2. Paint each side of your blocks and allow to dry.  Alternatively you could also decoupage scrapbook paper to the blocks.
3. Paint your wooden letters.
4. Glue your wooden letters to the blocks or add your letter stickers to spell out your various sayings.
5. Embellish blank blocks with stickers or painted designs.
6. Paint two coats of sealer over each side to protect your work and allow to dry.
Enjoy!
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Thanks again, Courtney!!

Paula Biggs

Owner at Frog Prince Paperie
Paula Biggs is a party planner, DIY crafter, and owner of Frog Prince Paperie, where you can find hundreds of party and craft ideas. You can also buy birthday party supplies, printables and accessories from the Frog Prince Paperie Etsy shop.