November Make and Take {JOY & NOEL Blocks}

This month I decided to skip ahead and do a Christmas craft. I knew that I wouldn’t be able to host a make and take in December and I didn’t want to miss out on Christmas crafting with the ladies!!! I decided we would make JOY & NOEL Blocks for this months make and take.
Here are just some of the ladies with their finished projects. Some ladies did JOY, some ladies did NOEL, and some did a mixture of both!
Are you just dying to make a set (or two) for yourself? Well here’s a little step by step for you:
I started out with some 2×4’s cut to 6in tall. For the “JOY” set we used 3 blocks and for the “NOEL” set we used 4.
Now for the hardest part, pick out some scrapbook papers and coordinating craft paint. I went with some bright green and red colors with fun graphics. I painted the blocks first and then used Mod Podge to add the paper to the fronts of the blocks.

I cut out some cardstock letters with my Cricut and Mod Podged those on as well. Once everything was dry, I added a red ribbon tied off in a bow around the whole set.

I also made a NOEL set for an example for everyone. I went with darker shades of red and green for this more traditional looking set.

You can have lots of fun with these block sets. They can be personalized to your decor theme, you can even have them spell out just about anything you like! Wouldn’t they be cute spelling out your last name? Or they could be made for just about any holiday with a quick change of the words!

I think these would make super cute gifts as well!!!

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  1. Oh how fun your parties look!!! This makes me wish I had a Circuit just to cut out vinyl letters!! What a simple yet looks great handmade Christmas gift. I’m saving this one for next year project…and all turned out great!!!

  2. I do want to make a set for myself! Those are darling! Your Make and Takes always look like so much fun!

  3. Those are great! I really like the pops of color in the paper you chose. Megan

  4. Love this. I am putting the rest of my decorations up Sunday. This would but such a cute addition!

  5. love these …..

  6. I love seeing pics of my friends doing fun stuff! Hi Betsy!

  7. I absolutely love your Make & Takes…..I so wish I lived closer!!! They are darling! TFS

  8. Oh they are so cute.. and funny.. my name is Joy… and my friend Judy said she is tired of every where she looks there is something with my name on it. so she calls herself NOEL now.. lol One of her other friends made a sign for her desk at work that says NOEL.. I think I need a circuit. Unless of course someone wants to send their Joy to me :))))))))

  9. Super Cute! I’m bookmarking this one for future use…Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. Super cute! What font did you use?

  11. So cute Courtney! What a fun craft party craft!

  12. Love this craft. Wanting to do this. Thanks for the post.

  13. Your party looked like so much fun! Maybe I should start a crafting group in my town! These turned out so cute! Stopping by from TT&J. Pin-fest begins tomorrow. 🙂

  14. That looks like heaps of fun a crafting group would be so much fun. I always love seeing what you’ve made.

  15. Awesome blocks! I really love the NOEL blocks!

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  16. I LOVE these!!


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