DIY Crackle Finish Wood Block

Have you ever wanted to learn how to give an object the crackle finish? I know I have. Well this DIY project couldn’t be easier and all you need is “3” items to do it. Today I am sharing this DIY Crackle Finish Wood Block.” I was so impressed with the after, but have to admit I was a tiny bit skeptical that with only “2” products and my sponge brush that it would actually work? but it did. WA-HOO! When preparing for this project, I new what I would use to create this crackle finish, I’ve had this cute chunky wood block, that I use in decorating, like a raiser. I actually have “2” black blocks as well, but wanted a white one, so I couldn’t wait to try this out.

Supplies:

– Elmer’s Wood Glue or Elmer’s Glue-All

– Acrylic Paint

– “2” sponge brushes (one for the paint and one for the glue)

How To:

Start with your object (as mentioned I used a big wood chunky block), I painted it first with acrylic paint, and I let it dry. completely. Next I covered the sides in sections (i did two sections at a time) with the Elmer’s wood glue. Then wait about a minute or two and for the third step take your acrylic paint again and paint over the glue, while the glue is till a bit tacky. Then let it dry for 3-4 hours. You will see it crackle within 5 minutes. So awesome.

Lets take a look.

Here is the Before!

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After!

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Step 1- paint!

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Step 2- add glue!

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Boom, Crack(le)! its done!

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Isn’t it great? I am going to have to do this to some other items that may need a face lift. Love it.

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I ended up using the wood block as an elevator on my Halloween entry table. My cute DIY Faux Owl Pumpkin looks so cute on it.

Thanks for stopping by.

jen


Comments

  1. I heart woodblocks!!! These turned out so good 🙂 you have inspired me to start a wood block craft 😉

  2. Cuteness! I’m going to have to try this. Where did you get the adorable gold owl? I am really digging cute owls and can’t seem to get enough of them. Thanks.

    • Hey Kim, the owl was actually painted totally different before. I used Martha Stewarts liquid gold gilding paint in a jar and painted over him. I love gold gilding paint. If you find old owls some gold gilding or spray paint can give them a makeover. Thanks a bunch, jen

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