Decorating with wooden blocks or “snowmen heads!”

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Decorating wooden blocks FP | Country Design Style |

Did you see the scrap wood snowmen that spent the winter on our front porch?

Well, I took their heads off and found some decorating uses for the block heads.

I came up with 5 ideas.  Do you have more ideas?  I don’t want to toss their heads!

Decorating Wooden Box

5 ideas to decorate with a block of wood | Country Design Style |

Here’s one of the “heads.”  A palm sander was used to take off some of the paint and grim {they were on the front porch all winter.}  This gives the wood a beachy summer look, don’t you think?

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Idea number 1.  Place a tray on top for an easy server.  This would be totally awesome filled with cupcakes!  Raising a tray up from the table add interest with various heights and gives more room for more food or cupcakes. 😀

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Idea number 2.  I do this with soup cans too.  If you’re making a mantel display and need a favorite item to sit higher, place it on a block of wood.  The wood might just work better than the soup cans because I can peek out and not look too strange.

That shaggy tree was made from a piece of rope.  You can see how here.

A couple of Christmases ago we had guests over and they noticed my soup cans tucked behind the pine branches.  Oh well, at least the label had red.

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Give it a stage!  A perfect seashell found on a special early morning walk on a stunning quiet beach deserves to be on stage.

I miss living in Pismo Beach.

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Got two blocks of wood…book ends!!!

Another decor tip, take the covers off “junky” books.  Not quality books, or a book you might want to read, but those old books at yard sales and thrift store.  I will be sharing more ideas on Periscope tomorrow, Thursday at 2 pm MST.  You can join me by downloading the free Periscope app and following Country Design Style.

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And since you have two blocks of wood…stick the other in the middle of that tray and add another tray.

Again better with cupcakes.

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Do I have you digging through the wood scrap pile yet?

Maybe I should make cupcakes for the construction crew. 🙂


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  1. A house is under construction next door and a dumpster is FULL of 2×4 scraps!! If I were to bring as much home as I would want to my hubby would freak! But a few pieces will be a must!!

    1. Lol, Lois! I know you will enjoy the scraps. Your hubby will be amazed at how creative you are with a 2 by 4 that he just might help gather more! Thanks for reading along with me.

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