A friend saw these on Pinterest and asked if I could help her make them. They are super cute, I was totally up for that challenge. I had a few huge craft days and made a few of these sets with friends at my home. I love that they are multipurpose and that I can leave them out for 2 months before putting them away. One side is the Give Thanks, then you turn the blocks around and Jingle Bells is on the backside.
They are cut out of 2x4's. You need
2 @ 6 1/2"
2@ 5 1/2"
and 1 @ 2"x6 1/2"
The paint colors I used are
For the Thanksgiving side and edges, you'll need (Americana Brand Colors)
Mississippi Mud (for the edges of all the blocks)
and Folkart Terra Cotta (only color in a different brand)
For the Christmas side you'll use (Americana again)
Hauser Medium Green
Alizarin Crimson....unless they have Napa Red. My store was out. If they have Napa, it's a better red, but Alizarin Crimson will do too.
A group of friends made theirs with scrapbook paper Mod Podged on the wood instead of painting the colors and they look awesome! The lettering is cut out of vinyl.