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#21 Neighbor Christmas Gift Idea Wood Candy

Simple and easy to make this ‘Wood Candy.’

1.  Grab a 2×4 at a hardware store…or if new building is going on where you live…ask the builder if you could have his scraps of wood. wood candy

2.  Chop it into 6 in chunks.  If you don’t have a saw and can’t borrow one (email us and we can work something out!).

3.  Sand the block of wood.

4. Lay your wood on a piece of scrap book paper and trace it.

5.  Cut it out.

6.  Mod Podge the paper on.  Need Mod Podge tips? Click here wood candy

7.  Sand the edges.

8. Apply vinyl lettering…did you know that you can use a Cricut to cut out vinyl??? (these are great to have for small vinyl projects and they can save you a ton of money on gifting!).    Cut vinyl out that says ‘Merry Christmas’

Need Vinyl? We know there are a lot of great vinyl companies out there so if you have one use it…if you need someone great and cheap (we use her) click here to get to her site.  Remember howdoesshe is not selling vinyl.  We are giving you ideas!!

9.  Wrap in clear wrapping paper (found at a craft store).  For the flower we used a fake flower and pulled it apart!  We took 3 of the layers and then stuck a cute brad through it! We then hot glued it to the wrapping paper! wood candy

Bonus:  Do the back side!  They will be able to display it in the month of December and in January

Another: No calorie, personalized Christmas neighbor gift! wood candy

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  1. November 12th, 2009 at 3:49 pm
    Whitney says:
    So I love this idea...i am not great at making things, thats why i always buy! but this idea i think i can handle.. I LOVE IT!!! :)
  2. November 12th, 2009 at 3:49 pm
    Heather says:
    those are so cute :)
  3. November 12th, 2009 at 4:44 pm
    Stephanie Hanson says:
    loved those. made great christmas gifts last year.
  4. November 12th, 2009 at 8:22 pm
    janice says:
    they are sooo cute! thanks for sharing.
  5. November 13th, 2009 at 6:33 am
    m says:
    So cute! And great pictures too!!!

    m ^..^
  6. November 13th, 2009 at 11:31 pm
    Lisa B. says:
    These are so cute!!!
  7. November 18th, 2009 at 11:37 pm
    Kristin says:
    Love this idea...love it for friends...need to get my cricut!! It's my Chrismtas wish list item this year!
  8. November 22nd, 2010 at 9:25 am
    Cindy says:
    I'm gonna try this--we have left over wood from our basement remodel! Thanks for a great idea!
  9. December 6th, 2010 at 7:42 pm
    chelsea says:
    Love it! What font did you use?
    • December 7th, 2010 at 4:56 pm
      Alison says:
      Ummm...not sure. I am sorry it's been over a year and I can't remember what we had for dinner last night:) Try peas for fonts...that's what I use a lot of:)
  10. December 14th, 2010 at 11:52 pm
    Heather says:
    Do you modge podge over the vinyl?
    • December 15th, 2010 at 6:35 am
      Alison says:
      You can, but I didn't. I don't like the shiny look. It will be fine if you do though:)
  11. September 21st, 2011 at 10:03 am
    danika says:
    Is vinyl the best thing to use for the text on these? What else could you use? It seems like it would get expensive, and I don't have a Cricut, either. :(
    • September 21st, 2011 at 1:09 pm
      Caley says:
      It's probably the easiest thing to do. But if you could use stenciled letters or have good handwriting, you could paint on it! ;)
  12. January 23rd, 2012 at 8:43 pm
    Nancy says:
    With Valentines Day coming up...yep, I have got some ideas!
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