At this point, it's about seeing if I could actually do it, not using it for decorations. But now I will have it for next year. So, YEAH! Go me! Ha!
I started off by cutting and sanding some scrap 2x4, then spray painting them.
Sadly, the color I absolutely love, espresso (Wonder why), I ran out of on the first block. But since I had recently purchased some orange, I figured it would work to do the other three blocks.
Then I pulled out my stencils, and trusty sponge brush, and stenciled the letters onto the blocks. In my head, it seemed like a good idea to have the letters actually "falling"...so. I don't hate it. I just wish I had measured better.
Then I put a clear coat of glow-in-the-dark paint over it all.
I tied some ribbon around one block, in an attempt to make it look like it had a stem, and voilà!
Cost: materials on hand
Time: 1 hour