The continuation of yesterday’s post…
I forgot to give you the measurements for each of the blocks yesterday…
Here is the breakdown by letter:
(all wood is 2″ deep)
H/B – 7.25″W x 11″H 18.41cm x 27.94cm
A/E – 5.5″W X 7″H 13.97cm x 17.78cm
U/L – 5.5″W x 11″H 13.97cm x 27.94cm
N/I – 7″W x 8.5″H 17.78cm x 21.59cm
T/E – 5.5″W X 7″H 13.97cm x 17.78cm
E/V – 5.5″W x 11″H 13.97cm x 27.94cm
D/E – 5.5″W X 7″H 13.97cm x 17.78cm
You could make these larger or smaller – any size you want – but for a true knock-off, these are the measurements.
One error I made when making mine was not putting the mod podge all over the letters before adhering them to the blocks.
I thought I’d smoothed them out enough that it wouldn’t matter, but the letters did bubble up a bit and I ended up having to re-glue them down.
Just trying to save you a small step in the process.
Again, this is just one coat of the sparkle mod podge:
What do you think?
I even figured out that they used Times New Roman as the font choice.
(I’m such a plagiarist!)
I’ll still have to decorate around it, but I’m awfully pleased with myself.
I’m thinking above my dining room cabinet maybe? (heaven forbid I block the remote).
And then maybe as teacher gifts?
Amazing Amy came up with her own version – look at how stunning this looks on her mantle:
It goes so perfectly with the star doesn’t i?
Instead of Hallowe’en, her other side is usable all year long:
Only problem with the Craft Crew – I usually end up envious over what they’ve made… case in point above.
I did figure out the cost of making these over buying them and it breaks down like this:
2 x 6 = $5.11
2 x 8 = $9.12 (I bought two because of creating several of these)
2 x 10 = $11.15
2 tester pots of Behr paint = $3.99 each
Sparkle Mod Podge = $8.39 ($13.99 without 40% off coupon)
Broken down to ~48 pieces of wood (48 letters) = $1.06 each
So, to make the “Believe” sign on one side and the “Haunted” on the other side, I paid $7.42
To buy both sets from Grandin Road would cost $90.78
Well worth a little effort I’d say!
Have a great one!
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