Land of the Free Patriotic Blocks
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Land of the Free Patriotic Blocks

Express your patriotic sentiments with these easy to paint wood blocks.

Designed by Jean Kievlan, courtesy of DecoArt® Americana®.

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Americana Acrylic Paint


Material List

  • DecoArt┬« Americana┬« Acrylic Paint:
  • Calico Red
  • Warm White
  • Ultra Blue Deep
  • Bundle of Plaques (3), Horizontal Blocks
  • Woodsies┬« XL Wood Stars
  • Paintbrushes:
  • 3/4" Flat
  • #1 Liner
  • Transfer Paper
  • Stylus
  • Water Container
  • Paper Towels
  • Fine Grit Sanding Disc
  • White Craft Glue

Project Instructions

Sand rough edges of blocks. Wipe away sanding dust with a paper towel.

Paint one block each Warm White, Calico Red and Ultra Blue Deep.

Paint one star each Calico Red and Ultra Blue Deep. When dry, float a Warm White highlight around the edges of each star.

Sand the paint from edges of blocks to distress.

Freehand a saying on the blocks, or use your computer and pattern transfer paper to transfer a saying to blocks.

Paint the saying with the #1 liner. Use Warm White to paint saying on Calico Red and Ultra Blue Deep blocks. Use Ultra Blue Deep to paint saying on Warm White block. Using the brush handle, use same color to make dots to each painted letter.

Glue a star on the Calico Red and Ultra Blue Deep blocks as shown in photo. Glue blocks together to make blocks one unit if desired.


Freehand saying on blocks or use your computer to create a saying for the wood blocks.