Be Thankful Blocks

Make these double sided Be Thankful Blocks to decorate your home from September through November.

Double Sided Be Thankful Blocks

As much as I love decorating for holidays and the seasons I’ve also decided I don’t like storing a lot of decorations. I’ve tried to cut down my seasonal decorations over the last few years so these double sided Be Thankful blocks are a good way to do that. The blocks can be turned around or rearranged for a different look and sentiment.

Be Thankful Its Fall Yall Blocks

Supplies needed:
wood blocks (2×4 piece of wood cut into 3.5″, 4″ and 8″ pieces)
paint (2-4 different colors)
sand paper
vinyl (use mine as an example or you can come up with your own designs)
sponge brushes
binder clip (optional)

Be Thankful Blocks supplies

Purchase a 2×4 piece of wood and cut it into the sizes above. If you don’t have a saw Home Depot or Lowes will cut it for you. I think the first 3 cuts are free. Because the cuts are just straight you can also use a miter saw. It’s easy to use and I think it only costs about $15. Sand the wood blocks how you like them. I like mine pretty smooth. Then choose your paint colors. I decided to use non-traditional colors for my Fall decor this year. Orange isn’t my favorite color so I like to experiment with other colors for Fall.

Be Thankful painted blocks

I only applied one coat of paint to the blocks then I sanded them a little to show more of the wood grain. If you want the blocks to be totally covered brush on 2 coats of paint waiting about 15 minutes between coats. After the blocks are dry add the vinyl words and pictures. I decided on just a simple Be Thankful and a turkey for this side. I also added some twine wrapped around the end of the larger block for a little more color and texture.

Be Thankful Blocks vinyl words

This is totally optional but I decided to add a binder clip to the top of the “Be” block. Since the blocks say Be Thankful I thought we could each take turns and write what we’re thankful for everyday until Thanksgiving and place it in the clip. It would even be cute with some Fall family photos in it. Attach the binder clip to the block with Gorilla Glue. Remember that gorilla glue expands, so use a smaller amount than you think you’ll need.

Be Thankful blocks attach binder clip

It’s almost time to get the Fall decorations out of storage. Who else is excited about cooler weather and decorating with pumpkins and acorns?

Be Thankful blocks displayed

How did I almost forgot to show you the other side of the blocks? I like both sides but this is the side I’m going to display first since it’s Fall before Thanksgiving. I think I’ll place a photo of us at the pumpkin patch or in a corn maze first. Which side is your favorite?

Its Fall Yall blocks

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{ 17 comments… add one }
  • Melissa September 13, 2012, 9:24 am

    So cute! Fun little giveaway. Happy Fall!

  • Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage September 13, 2012, 9:25 am

    I love fall due to the cooler weather, the colors, and the decor!!

  • Allie Pickering September 13, 2012, 9:40 am

    My favorite things about fall are the leaves changing and the cooler weather!

  • Angela September 13, 2012, 9:53 am

    How fun!! LOVE the cooler weather of fall … and pumpkin spiced lattes 🙂

  • Andrea Hunt September 13, 2012, 10:24 am

    I dont have any THANKSGIVING decorations! This would be so cute on top of our piano where we’d see it everyday!

  • Adriane Miller September 13, 2012, 11:02 am

    Love the weather in the fall.. a little cold and the leaves turning beautiful colors. I also love thanksgiving because you get to spend it with your loving family and watch football!

  • Hollie September 13, 2012, 12:16 pm

    love the colors

  • Laurie September 13, 2012, 12:59 pm

    I love your color choices! I am so tempted to do this project~

  • Sarita Edgerton September 13, 2012, 1:33 pm

    I love the colors that you used for this project. Very unique!

  • cindi martin September 13, 2012, 4:05 pm

    Love what you did. Make it seem so easy. Thanks for all the ideas .

  • Sue Barroso September 13, 2012, 6:25 pm

    I love the Fall – No Humidity here, just lucious breezes after a long hot summer.

  • Dara September 13, 2012, 8:19 pm

    I love fall decor! I just started decorating today!

  • Judi September 14, 2012, 1:42 pm

    So cute! I need Thanksgiving decor!

  • kami fisher September 15, 2012, 5:11 pm

    I love all these fall decorations….great ideas and talents you have…

  • K September 16, 2012, 7:21 am

    Love this – super easy and cute!

  • Emily Robertson September 17, 2012, 9:28 am

    I LOVE the colors you used! I would never have thought of that!

  • Paige Cassandra Flamm September 5, 2019, 8:40 am

    These are so fun and cute, and great for fall!

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