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Painted Wood Blocks for Fall

Scrap wood makes the perfect DIY fall project. Just cut a few pieces into small blocks and turn them into painted wood blocks for fall! Keep reading to see how it’s done.

Painted wood blocks for fall

My husband has a ton of scrap wood that he’s been wanting to get rid of. Lucky for me while he was playing around with his saw, he cut some small blocks from one of his scrap boards for me earlier this year.

Some of you may remember that I used a few of those wood blocks to make painted wood blocks for Easter. I had so much fun making those that I decided to make some for fall, too!

These painted wood blocks are so easy to make and you can change the words to anything you want. I chose to write “I love fall most of all” on mine, but there are so many other fall sayings you could use.

Painted Wood Blocks for Fall

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What you need:

What you do:

Step 1

If you are using scrap wood boards for this project, then you will need to cut the board into blocks. The size is up to you, however, for reference, a Jenga block is 0.59″ × 0.98″ × 2.95″.

Sometimes you can get lucky and find these blocks at Dollar Tree.

Jenga-sized wood blocks

Step 2

Next, paint the blocks whatever color you wish. I chose to paint mine white so the letters would show up better.

Also, I only used one coat of paint for the painted wood blocks because I wanted the wood to show through. Let the paint dry completely.

After the paint has dried, lightly sand the along the edges of the wood block with sandpaper.

painted wood blocks

Step 3

Use the wood stamps to write the words on the painted wood blocks. If you are better with free-hand writing, then you can do that if you choose. I’m just not that talented.

Tip: Start at the end of the block with the last letter of the word and work backward. I found this to be so much easier to fit the words on the block and not run out of room.

add the stamped letters to the blocks

Step 4

After the letters have dried on the painted wood blocks, stack them all together. Tie a piece of raffia (or twine or ribbon) around one edge of the blocks.

I wrapped raffia around all of the blocks twice, then tied it into a bow in the front.

tie raffia around one end of the painted wood blocks

Now you can add your painted wood blocks to your fall decor!

This is such an easy and fun project to do. And they look so pretty!

Do you like the look of painted wood blocks? Or would you rather have painted books?

Looking for more easy fall DIY ideas? I recommend these:
Tin Can Vase for Fall
Fall Fabric Bowls
Farmhouse Fall Wreath
Pumpkin Pie Fall Decor

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Painted Wood Blocks for Fall

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Michelle is a stay-at-home homeschool mom who loves DIYs and living a frugal lifestyle.

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  1. I liked this post a lot because of creativity!!

    1. Thank you so much!

  2. Love this 💙

    1. Thank you so much!

  3. I love this, Michelle! Some time last year, I was at an old country store and saw something very similar to your creation. I promise you – the price tag was waaaay higher than what you’ve just made it for! It’s one of the many reasons I adore the pieces you share. They’re adorable, fun, and extremely frugal. Décor on a budget is the best kind!

    You’re the best, my friend. Please know that I am sending big hugs and endless love your way. I always come away from your blog smiling. ♥ As always, I’m sharing on social media so others can get their smiles too! 🤗

  4. This is pretty. Kudos ma’am. ❤

    1. Thank you so much!!

  5. I remember you doing these for Easter… Love how easy these are!

    1. I had so much fun with them I had to make some for fall, too! 😀

  6. Hi s Michelle! Wood blocking art has always been one of my favorites! Thank you for the reminder!

    1. That’s awesome! It’s very relaxing, too. 😀

  7. Oh my goodness how clever, I love this and so simple, I love how it looks, love the ribbon you chose to put on it, makes it look really special, perfect color for fall. Thanks xoxo

    1. Thank you so much! They’re so easy and fun to make, too. 🙂

  8. cdloken says:

    SUPER cute idea, Michelle! I seriously never thought of letter stamps for this kind of project! (Can you see me smacking my forehead right now?) My mind is spinning now with so much inspiration! Thank you! Pinning!!

    1. Thank you so much! I have those forehead smacking moments a lot. haha! So glad you’ve been inspired! 😀 Thank you for pinning!

  9. Another great idea that I want to do but probably won’t because I always say I’ll do it but never do. One day I will shock you and actually try one of your crafts!

    1. Haha! I do that all the time! When I’m in a store and find something I want that’s expensive that I can probably make myself, I’ll take a picture so I’ll remember it. I have a lot of pictures of stuff I’ll never make! 😀

  10. Very clever! This is something I actually think I could do!😂

    1. Thank you!! Yes, you could do this. It’s very easy! 😀

  11. Love this idea!

    1. Thank you so much!

  12. Love fall! And love this idea! So cute! 🍂🍁 🎃

    1. Thank you so much!!

  13. Another awesome project, Michelle!!

    1. Thank you so much!

  14. Such a quick and easy project! It feels like Fall already here, and it’s still technically summer! How quickly things shift…

    1. I know what you mean! It was 90’s one day and the next it was in the 60’s. I didn’t have time to get used to it and now I’m freezing! haha

      1. Tell me about it. I actually put a coat on today, and was still shivering!

  15. What a cute idea. Perfect for adding to shelves

    1. Thank you! I agree – they don’t take up a lot of space.

  16. Love this idea so much Michelle, thank you for the follow on my blog too. I appreciate it so much. I’m going to follow back!

    1. Thank you so much! I’m glad you enjoyed it. And thank you for following! I really love your blog!

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