Christmas Decor from Repurposed Game Blocks

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You may remember my recent obsession with repurposed games blocks.  It all started because I love the look of wood blocks used for holiday décor but I’m terrified of a spinning cutting blade (also known as a saw).  I found my solution by making Christmas décor from repurposed game blocks.

blocks decorated with Christmas paper that spell out "believe"

I’ve had lots of luck finding Jenga game blocks at the thrift store.  Check your local thrift store or raid your game closet.


Jenga blocks                                                                                  

Mod Podge                                                                            Raffia or ribbon

Decorative paper                                                                           Foam Brush                               

Paper Trimmer or Scissors                                                         Alphabet letter stickers (or cut with a Silhouette)

stack of wood block, bottle Mod Podge, brush, small squares of Christmas decorative paper and sheet of white letter stickers

I hot glued 2 blocks together.  Then I cut the decorative paper to 1/16 smaller than the surface of the blocks and used Mod Podge to adhere it to the blocks. 

hand holding brush adding glue to paper next to wood block and bottle of decoupage glue

Ilet the Mod Podge dry for about 20 minutes and then added the alphabet stickers.  (See the extra piece of red decorative paper?  It’s waiting for another future repurposed game block decoration.  Check back in about a month to see it.)

overhead view of sheet of white letters and decorated blocks

The entire project took about 30 minutes and cost about $1 for the game blocks because I already had all the other supplies. But best of all, I could make them without using a saw.

close up of decorated blocks that spell out "believe"

The blocks look like they needed a little something extra, so I decided to add some raffia ribbon accent.

decorated Christmas blocks displayed on shelf

They look perfect on this shelf in the dinning room.   (Do you remember what the Thanksgiving blocks looked on this same shelf?)

These blocks are so easy to make that you still have plenty of time to whip up your own Christmas décor from repurposed game blocks. 

blocks decorated with Christmas paper that spell out "believe"

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    1. Thanks, Darlene. Guess fear of a saw was the mother of invention 🙂 And I’d say you never cease to amaze me, too! (still in love with those button tree ornaments and the nail polish snowmen and the ….)

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  2. Hi Susan – I’ve seen you other jenga block projects and I think these are my favorite by far! Merry Christmas to you… and don’t stop belieivng! Hugs, Holly

  3. Hi Susan,

    I’m visiting via Motivation Monday. I love this idea for a Christmas craft, those blocks would be the perfect addition to my mantle!

    I’d love for you to stop by and link up your posts to my party

  4. This is just adorable! It’s so creative and such a simple but beautiful project! Thanks for sharing.

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