Skip to Content
/Kid Crafts/DIY Wooden Letter Cubes

DIY Wooden Letter Cubes

DIY Wooden Letter Cubes

November 26, 2015 /
DIY Wooden Letter Cubes

While doing some rearrangement on my craft materials lately, I found a few packs of 1-inch unfinished wooden cube blocks deep inside my cabinet. That’s perfect to make into Letter Cubes which has been on my to-do list for some time. I recalled that I bought these blocks with the intention to make the Dice Game where PaperAndPea guest posted the DIY tutorial at Craft Passion 2 years ago. Oh gosh, I really have lots of treasures hiding inside my craft room hahaha.

My to-do list is way too long to keep up with my pace, now my kids are too big for the dice game, I have to turn these blocks idea into another DIY craft. Here it is, the DIY Wooden Letter Cubes in the Winter holiday and Christmas Theme. Get more Winter and Christmas themed crafts, click here.

This little wooden letter cubes block set looks great as a decorative item for your home. Besides letting the letter cubes sitting as a piece of decoration, you may also turn them into a game. Give a list of words to the player and let he/her finds the letters from the blocks to assemble. Time the progress and the fastest player to complete the task wins the game. 😉

letter cubes


This is an easy craft and bigger kids can do it on their own, younger kids might need some bits of help from an adult when dealing with cutting. The set of these letter cubes is a combination of 24 blocks with letters up to 6 sides of the cube but you may opt to not using all the 6 sides. On the other hand, you may make more to build a bigger pool of letters. Plan your own set of words or use the suggested words for the Winter Christmas theme, such as:

Let It Snow
Merry Christmas
Joy Love Peace Kisses
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Season Greetings
Gifts Presents Holiday Hugs
Cold Snow Warm Sweaters
If Kisses Were Snowflakes
Drink Cocoa Be Happy
Baby It’s Cold Outside
Hello December
Keep On Dreaming

DIY let it snow words

On top of lettering the cube blocks, you may also design them into a snowman or other characters, such as Mickey Mouse, Robots, Monster, Minions, etc. Mix and match the blocks to turn the character into something different. The kids will have lots of fun, giggling with all the funny matching they can make. Here are my snowmen and it seems like they are melting.

melted snowman wooden cubes

Who doesn’t love this? *** Santa Claus Is Coming To Town *** I am sure kids love to see this, even adults love it too hahaha.

Santa Claus letter cubes

How about Snowman and Merry Christmas?

There are many other words you can put up, adapt it for other occasions and celebrations, the possibilities are endless.

merry christmas letter cubes
DIY Christmas Crafts wooden letter cubes

DIY Wooden Letter Cubes

Yield: Letter Cubes
Active Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours
Difficulty: Avid Beginner
Estimated Cost: $6 - $20

This little wooden letter cubes block set looks great as a decorative item for your home. Besides letting the letter cubes sitting in the same place, you may also turn them into a game. Give a list of words to the player and let he/her finds the letters from the blocks to assemble. Time the progress and the fastest player to complete the task wins the game. 😉

Enjoy making and playing them!

For more Winter and Christmas themed craft, click here.

Materials

Tools

Instructions

  1. Gather all the materials and tools as listed above.
    I am using Winter theme scrapbooking printed paper but you can use other designs to make the letter cubes for other occasions.diy christmas letter cubes 1
  2. Brush a layer of Mod Podge or craft glue onto 1 side of the cube. Cover the 4 corners and edges with glue to make sure the paper will not peel off from the edges.diy christmas letter cubes 2
  3. Adhere the block to the wrong side of the scrapbooking paper.
    Press it for a while and leave it for about 5 minutes to make sure the adhesion is safe to proceed. While waiting, you may work on other blocks.diy christmas letter cubes 3
  4. Cut the paper around the cube with a craft knife, place the blade as near as possible to the cube so that you can cut along the edges.diy christmas letter cubes 4
  5. Repeat the gluing and cutting for all 6 sides of the block. Leave it aside for the glue to dry completely. Once you have finished all 24 blocks, the first block is safe to proceed to the next process.diy christmas letter cubes 5
  6. Trim the edges of the block with a craft knife by slicing it vertically.diy christmas letter cubes 6
  7. Repeat to all the blocks. Do not worry if they don’t look even by now.diy christmas letter cubes 7
  8. Sand the edges and corners on the sandpaper to distress the edges and corners.
    Remark: Make sure the glue has dried before proceeding to this step.diy christmas letter cubes 8
  9. Dab the distress ink with a sponge. Then brush lightly on the edges and corners of the cube.diy christmas letter cubes 9
  10. Trace the letter of the alphabet onto the cube with a black marker.
    You may use up all 6 sides of the cube which will give you a total of 144 sides to write on the 24 cube blocks.diy christmas letter cubes 10
  11. Plan out the words and designs you want to make up with the blocks. I made them into a few sets of words and 2 snowmen.diy christmas letter cubes 11
    For Winter and Christmas theme, you can choose the following words:
    Let It Snow
    Merry Christmas
    Joy Love Peace Kisses
    Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
    Season Greetings
    Gifts Present Holiday Hugs
    Cold Snow Warm Sweaters
    If Kisses Were Snowflakes
    Drink Cocoa Be Happy
    Baby It’s Cold Outside
    Hello December
    Keep On Dreaming

Besides assembling the blocks as decorative items for your home, you may use them as a game. Give a list of words to the player and let them find the letters from the blocks to assemble. The fastest player to complete the task wins the game.

small snowman decorations

Be it stack-up and just line-up, love it so much. 🙂

season greeting

Recommended Products

Purchase the exact same material used in this pattern from Craft Passion Shop. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Did you make this project?

Please leave a comment below or share a photo on Instagram. Don't forget to tag @craftpassion so that we can see it.

 

SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER

Subscribe via email for latest updates:

FOLLOW CRAFT PASSION’S

Mixed Vegetable Soup
← Read Last Post
diy Christmas Crafts cork coaster
DIY Cork Coasters
Read Next Post →
Skip to Instructions