Here is an easy wood craft, a personalized wooden blocks a DIY project perfect as a wedding gift.
On the left is a 2×6, on the right are 2 2×4’s (ripped to match the size of the 2×6) Note: the 2×4 on the bottom is smaller than the one on the top. I painted the blocks with primer, and of course, our favorite Rustoleum Heirloom white.
I stacked the blocks to see how they were looking. Let me introduce you to one of my new best friends! It says right on the package “dries white”. YEP, it does dry WHITE! If there is a Gorilla glue that is this strong and dries clear, please let me know! 🙂 I used the Gorilla glue to adhere the blocks to each other. After I glued the blocks together, I tried to highlight the low points with some stain, but I did not like how it looked. I used some folk art brown acrylic paint on a Q-tip to go around the corners. (which I sanded down at the beginning of this project) When I got the gift ready to wrap, I decided that I would also include one of my photo holders with it. I like this whiskey top really well, and I thought it sort of went with the blocks. This is a picture of my grandparents (Nana and Grandad) I had pretty much decided to use this one, and then I started wrapping it in tissue paper. Ding! Lightbulb moment. It suddenly hit me what I wanted to do to tweak this! You can see that it just needs “something”. Voila! Photo holders attached to the top! I located a couple of the photos of the newlyweds off the internet, and printed them in sepia.