I have been seeing these adorable little DIY wood block houses everywhere! They usually have a number on them or a cute little saying and I have simply fell in love!
I decided it was time for me to hop on the saw and come up with a cute and simple design.
I started with a scrapwood block and cut the edges at a 45 degree angle to make a pitched roof. It was about 9 inches tall without the addition of the trim pieces which we will get to later.
MAKE YOUR CUTS
- (1) 2X6X8” block (or scrap wood with a pitch)
- (1) 1x2x5” trim piece
- (1) 1x2x5 5/8″ trim piece
PRINT YOUR DESIGN
To make this project easier, and because I am no good at hand-lettering (sigh) I printed the words “Home Sweet Home” on regular printer paper with this printable DOWNLOAD FREE PRINTABLE
CUT PAPER TO SIZE
Begin by flipping your paper ‚word-side down, and tracing your block. This will help you square up your printable before cutting. Just remember to lay your block face down when tracing, this is especially important with asymetrical designs like this one.
MOD PODGE PAPER TO THE BLOCK
Cover the front surface of your wood block house with a nice layer of mod podge and press your word template onto the mod podge, smoothing from the center toward the edges.
Apply another coat of mod podge to the surface of the paper and allow to dry for 30 minutes or until the paper feels firm and dry to the touch. If it feels tacky and is showing air pockets it is too early to sand.
Using a heat gun can speed up the drying process as well.
DISTRESS USING SANDPAPER
After allowing the mod podge to dry completely, which took about 2 hours, I grabbed my sand paper and started scraping away the paper on the edges and the surface to start the distressing. This step is my favorite part of this DIY wood block house project because it is when really stait rts to gain character! The amazing part is, once you begin distressing you can’t even tell that its paper! It looks VERY similar to chippy paint, which if you know me at all, is my favorite look of all time!
STAIN AND ATTACH ROOF
This next step is completely optional. I had some pieces of scrapwood from a previous project that happened to make the perfect roof. I am thinking paint sticks or wood schims may be a good alternatives if you don’t have a trim pieces readily available.
These trim pieces were cut at 5, 5 5/8″ in length and hot glued to the top of your block house
ADORN WITH A MINI WREATH
I chose to adorn mine with a MINI MAGNOLIA WREATH (click here for tutorial) I think it added the perfect little touch of rustic farmhouse charm to this piece.
I simply adore how this little DIY wood block house turned out! It’s super simple to make, can easily be changed up based on the occasion and the best part is it required no paint or vinyl! And that little wreath y’all! I just can’t.
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