- Six wooden blocks - varied widths and heights
- Vinyl letters that spell "Winter" to fit blocks
- Acrylic craft paint - we used Platinum from Ceramcoat
- Craft acrylic gloss varnish - optional
- Mod Podge
- Snow-Tex from DecoArt (and putty knife or popscile stick)
- Six bottle brush trees in various sizes
- Three (or more) plastic miniature deer
- Winter themed patterned papers
- Paper Trimmer, scissors or craft knife and straight-edge
- Mini snowflake buttons, stickers or dimensional embellishment and adhesive - optional
- Craft Mat - optional
- Craft Brushes, at least two
- Start by painting the wooden blocks in your preferred color. Let them dry completely.
- Measure each block and cut paper to fit the front of each block. You can choose to cover all sides of the blocks or just the front.
- Using Mod Podge, adhere the paper to the side(s) of the blocks and let them dry. Seal the blocks with one final top-coat of Mod Podge.
- Apply a layer of Gloss Varnish to the blocks (optional) and let dry.
- Apply each of the vinyl letters to the fronts of each block.
- If you are using snowflake embellishments, place those around the vinyl letters. We painted our snoflakes silver with an opaque paint pen.
- Using a putty-knife or popscicle stick, spread the Show-Tex onto the tops of the blocks. We like to think of it as adding frosting.
- While the Snow-Tex is still wet, set the bottle-brush trees into the "snow" and spread more Snow-Tex around the tree bases. Place your deer in the snow as well.
- Let your blocks dry completely.
Our friends over at our Bonney Lake location just posted a great tutorial for dying bottle-brush trees. Wouldn't this project be fun to do in a Candy Land theme?
|Dying Bottle Brush Trees - cute!|
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