Since Christmas is just around the corner (can you believe it?!) here is an idea I thought of last night while staring at my stencils...lol. I stained the blocks and painted the front a cream color. Then I stenciled the letters on in black, sanded (my favorite thing to do) and stained the front after it was completely dry. I really sanded the front a ton because it gave it a really old, paint peeling kind of look which I love! Wouldn't these make great neighbor gifts? And really inexpensive too...I am going to sell these in my shop if you can't stand to make them yourself :) I personally LOVE the pumpkins behind...lol! I didn't really realize that till just now...oh well!