The TV box is about 4 inches tall, so I figured a 3"x3" block would be perfect.
First, I cut the 2x4 in to 3" blocks. Then because a 2x4 is actually a 1 1/2"x3 1/2" I needed to trim off 1/2 " to make it 3" square. If you notice the 2x4 edges are more round than a sharp edge. In order to make them all have the same sharp edge, I cut a 1/4" off of each rounded edge.
They came out so good! :)
I gave them a good sanding, then stained them with Minwax Provincial.
I really like the coloring of the blocks. I'm thinking of darkening up the TV box a bit....
Next, I printed the word 'gather' off the computer, cut the letters and lined them up. At first, I had the smaller letters closer to the bottom of the block. I snapped a pic and sent it to my daughter and she suggested centering the letters on the block. I liked her idea better. So, I measured to make them centered.
Then just a quick tracing... First, I press really hard while tracing, then I go over the back of the paper letter with chalk and lightly trace it again. It worked out really nice.
Then it was just a matter of painting the letters. I did about 3 coats.
Here's a before.... kinda boring...
Here's the after! I love them!! I'm thinking for Christmas of doing a different word on the back...
Aren't they cute! Super easy, super quick!