Christmas countdown blocks

I've been frantically working away (this is such a busy time of year) 
Finally, today I have a Christmas project to share!

Christmas countdown blocks

I started with a 1x4 that I cut down to around 6 inches long and 2 wooden blocks about 2 inches.

I wanted a little bit different color scheme so I went with black, red and white. 
I gave each of the wooden pieces a few coats of regular acrylic craft paint.

After everything was dry, using the paint pens, I wrote the numbers and the words directly onto the wood.  Then I gave everything a good sanding, being careful not to sand the writing off too much.
To seal the painting, I wiped on some furniture wax.  (amazon links)

I've been busily decorating and Christmasing around my house.  
I'll be back soon with a Home Tour.

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