If you are looking for a quick, simple, inexpensive gift for neighbors, co-workers, or teachers – you have found it! These simple gift blocks are perfect for all those smaller gifts we need at Christmas time. They’re great on their own or in addition to something else.
Our designs are in groups of 3 – 2 trio’s are Christmas designs, 1 trio is for teachers, and 1 trio is for everyday home. That’s 9 designs in all to choose from! These are digital downloads available in our shop.
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Because these are digital downloads, you can download the designs you want and print as many as you need! The downloads are sized as a 4 x 6 print. Each 4 x 6 print has two of the same design on it, so two 3 x 4 designs on one 4 x 6 print. That means you can send them to your local photo print shop and have them printed as photos. We have found this to be the least expensive and highest quality way to print them. You get two prints for the price of one! Make sure you choose MATTE finish too.
Here’s what you’ll need to make the blocks:
- 3 in. x 4 in. wood blocks
- Custom Prints HERE)
- Wood glue
- Foam brush
We got our 3 x 4 blocks from the Wood Connection as well as the wood glue and paint. Click HERE to check them out.
Depending on the prints you choose, you will need either red, white, or seafoam paint.
The Merry and Bright kit blocks are red.
Now let’s get started with the tutorial.
Start by painting the blocks. Paint all the sides first, that way you can hold it and rotate as you make your way around the block. Then paint just about 1/4 inch around the front edges. (The print will cover it.)
Once they are dry, you can sand around all edges if you’d like.
Now they are ready to be bagged and tagged! This means you’re that much closer to being ready for Christmas!
Happy gift giving!