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Summer is creeping up fast and one of my favorite memories is drinking SunnyD. When I was out shopping at Sam’s Club I found the 24 packs on rollback for $5.38 so I had to pick some up. Can you believe my kids have never tasted the tangy, citrus amazement that is SunnyD? This is a fun drink I knew they needed to sample.
When I got home and started unpacking the SunnyD I was inspired. You know inspiration strikes at some of the strangest times, but this time I was taken back in time to a time when Delight was something that followed Sunny and I knew I had the perfect word to use for the summer home decor craft I’ve been meaning to create.
It’s a word that makes me smile. It makes me think of joy my kids have when they discover something new. It’s the word that describes a perfect spring or summer day.
Yep, there it is. The perfect word for my project to create while sipping on the citrus punch flavors of my youth.
I know, you’re wondering what this word has to do with a craft project. Well, it’s one of those block letter projects where each block has a different letter and spells out a word. It’s perfect for a mantle, bookshelf, desk or even a sunny windowsill.
Let’s get to work.
- Enough wooden blocks to spell out the word you’re creating.
- Wooden letters spelling your word of choice that fit onto the wooden blocks.
- Fine sandpaper
- Scrapbook paper
- Paint. I used bright yellow and a deep blue.
- Paint brushes
- Water based sealer/finish
- Embellishments to adorn blocks as needed
Here’s what my wooden blocks and letters looked like to give you some inspiration.
The first step is an important one. Sand down rough edges of all the wooden pieces. Don’t forget to touch up the corners too. I found a few missed rough edges when I started painting. A smooth surface really gives this project a more polished look in the end.
With all of the wood pieces sanded it’s time to paint. I have a love hate relationship with this step because it’s so relaxing, but it gets all over my hands. Then I have to wash out the brushes and the bowls and that relaxation seems to end. It’s totally worth it though! Don’t forget to let the paint dry for thirty minutes to an hour to make sure it’s dry. Once dry add another coat of paint if needed and again wait for it to fully dry.
I painted the wooden blocks bright yellow.
Next cut the scrapbook paper into pieces just smaller than the face of the wooden block and use a waterbased sealer/finish to adhere it to the block. This will give it a nice slick look and it will keep it glued to the surface much better than gluing the back would do.
I put sealer on the entire face of the block, then smooth the scrapbook paper down and put another coat of sealer on top. Again, you’ll need to wait for it to dry completely before the next step.
Finally, glue those letters on and add on any embellishments. Don’t forget to celebrate your inspiration. After all, it’s one of the reasons you created something awesome!
Now that I see this fantastic finished creation nestled in the grass, I think I earned taking a bit of time to lay out in the warm grass with the kids, with the sun reminding us what summer’s all about, enjoying our SunnyD while picking out cloud shapes.
Yeah, that sounds delightful.
Don’t forget to pick up your 24 pack of SunnyD at Sam’s Club!