This little wood block project is one that is sure to make you smile. Not only is this wood block picture holder absolutely ah-dorable, it is so so stinkin easy to make!
Scrap wood can be so handy to have around if you have home renovations or in our case, projects around the homestead. It’s easy to just go searching for scraps until I find that perfect little gem waiting for a makeover.
What if I don’t have a wood block?
I’m glad you asked! We love sourcing from our scrap wood pile so much around here that we decided to bring the scrap pile to you. We created a private membership THE WOODSHOP to help crafters and DIYers get the wood they need right at their fingertips. WE can be your wood project resource!
Once you have your wood source secured. It’s time to get those little fingers busy! Here is what you will need…
- 4x4 wood block, cut to desired length. Mine is approx 5″
- wood burning pen
- hot stamp letters
- white paint
- hot glue
- craft wire
How to make a wood block picture holder
Time needed: 10 minutes.
- Heat Stamp
Using your heat pen and hot stamps burn whatever word you chose to you wood block. I chose “LOVE” because it goes for year-round decorating. I recommend turning on your pen to preheat while you gather your other supplies. It will be EXTREMELY HOT within minutes. Simply screw in the appropriate letters and press them into the wood. You can watch this sped up process.
- Paint + Distress
Once your letters are burned, it’s time to paint and distress with sandpaper. I used a simple dry brushing lightly over the surface of the wood to allow some of the original grains to shine through. Once dry, sand your edges for even more character.
Grab your drill and a 1/16 twist bit to place a hole in the top center of your wood block. I am using a small jewelry wire and even this time hole was a bit big. Use an appropriate bit size for the wire you have chosen.
- Super Glue
Place a tiny dot of super glue in the hole and spread along the end of your wire before inserting.