Thursday, February 18, 2010

Spring Blocks with Tutorial

I know spring is kind of far off, but for Craft Night this month we made some Spring Blocks. I love how they turned out!

Here is the tutorial!

Supplies Needed

6 wood blocks, differing in sizes.
6 coordinating pieces of scrapbook paper
2 sheets of lighter color scrapbook paper for your letters. I just used white.
Mod Podge
Hot Glue

Step 1: Cut out your blocks and sand them.

S: 9 x 5 1/2"
P: 6 x 3 1/2"
R: 7 x 5 1/2"
I: 3 1/4 x 4"
N: 5 x 3 1/2"
G: 4 1/2 x 3 1 /4"

Step 2: Paint your blocks. For these blocks I used antique white. I like it because it isn't stark white and it has a little bit of a yellow undertone.

Step 3: While your blocks are drying, cut out your paper to fit the size of each of your blocks.
these are the sizes of paper for my blocks

Step 4: After your blocks are dry, apply a thin layer of mod podge to the FRONT of your blocks and apply your paper. Make sure you flatten it out really well so you don't get any bubbles.

Step 5: While your mod podge is drying, cut out your letters. These are the sizes I used. The font is Alphalicious (cricut machine)
S: 5 3/4"
P: 3 3/4"
R: 6 3/4"
I: 3"
N: 4"
G: 3"

Step 6: Mod podge your letters on the front of your blocks.

Step 7: Add any embellishments and ribbon that you like! If you want to make paper flowers you can find my tutorial here.

You're Done!

I hope you like it! here are some of the ladies making their blocks!

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Sumo @ Sumo's Sweet Stuff said...

These are adorable! I love them!

Sadie said...

Super cute! Makes me want spring to get here now.

Brandy@YDK said...

great job. thanks for the tutorial.

JustYolie said...

Very nice project!

Sherrie said...

What an awesome tutorial!

Unknown said...

Those are soooo pretty! :)

Anonymous said...

Lindsey, this was so fun to make; you always do a great job in getting things ready to make for all of us….

nettie said...

Lindsey, this was so fun to make; you always do a great job in getting things ready to make for all of us….

Connie said...

Love the "Spring fever" you have going on. I especially adore the paper flowers. Super cute.
Oh ya, I just became a follower.

Mariesa M. said...

Very cute! It's time for spring decorations. I think I will have to use your idea!

mel m. m. mccarthy said...

Ahhhh spring! They feel just like it. FAB tutorial!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

So pretty and fresh--love them!!!

~ Sarah

Sue Pinner said...

Love it a fab idea thanks for sharing
Hugs Suz x

Kaysi said...

So cute!!! I really want to make some and then hopefully spring will come :)

So Sunny Day said...

craft night? how cool is that!

And you tutorialis AMAZING! so detailed but easy to follow :)

following you!

~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

Crystal said...

Adorable! I love the little flowers.

-Crystal said...

Oooh pretty! What a fun activity for Craft Night. Thanks so much, I'll be linking.

Anonymous said...

These are super cute! Love all the little embellishments that you added. :)

Mag said...

i love it, it is so cute

Tardevil said...

They turned out great! You should sell them on Etsy!

Lisa said...

SO pretty! I've seen a lot of variations on this, but I've never seen the paper flowers and buttons which I LOVE!

Anonymous said...

very cute.
I found the same picture here:
That's how I found your website. I think you should know.

mylittlegems said...

These are cute. They look almost like the ones I made last year- I think I posted them :) but I did not do a tute. I love your cute paper flowers-I might have do add that to mine- very cute!

Tami (Pixeltrash) said...

Very cute

Jen @ said...

Very cute! I love how happy and bright they are!

Thanks for linking this up. I love it!


Unknown said...

I love love love these! I do have a question though. For those of us who do not have a cricut but love the look of your blocks, would you consider making the vinyl and selling it to us?

Lindsey said...

Thanks Shannon, I actually didn't use vinyl, i just used card stock to do this! I haven't thought about selling it, but what i did think of is you could use letter stickers, or even chipboard letters or I konw there are a lot of local craft stores that have die cutting machines that you can use at a very low cost! I hope this helps!! :)

Tiffany | Making the World Cuter said...

LOVE these! Such fun colors!

Crafts and Deals said...

by far the cutest spring blocks i have seen!!

La Familia Garcia said...

COOL! I'd love to try this thanks for the step by step instructions with pictures! You should sell them! I'd totally buy a set!

Random Research Girl said...

this is beautiful! I love it!

Anonymous said...

I love these... they are so bright and cheery!

I featured them on my blog at

Michele said...

I seriously love these! I really want to make them!

Debber-doo said...

Omgosh wow! I love these and your creativity! So cuteee!

Lolly Jane said...

We LOVE this! Featured HERE: Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Kathleen said...

Thanks for the awesome tutorial! THese are SO cute! Made them today and realized that if you want to make them double sided then you can flip the blocks around and have the other side say E-A-S-T-E-R. 2 for 1 craft!