Sunday, April 17, 2011

Spring Blocks

I love spring!

Last year, when I was doing Craft Night we made these blocks.

I finally just got mine out of our storage and was so excited to put them up again this year!

They were so much fun to make and I really love how mine turned out!

So I thought I would repost the tutorial, incase anyone missed out last year.




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.
Paint
Mod Podge
Buttons
Ribbon
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!





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9 comments:

Amanda said...

I love this! I feel like my mantel with spring decor is a bit lacking and this would be the perfect addition. Thanks for sharing!

MaryBerry Boutique said...

I luv these! I love that you used different sizes of blocks. they are so bright and happy just like spring:)
Mary

Cass said...

So cute! Love the paper!

Nicole said...

These are so cute!!! I love wood block crafts :) So many different things you can make with wood, paper and mod podge!

Anonymous said...

LOVE your spring blocks! They are so bright and cheerful!

Cooking Gallery said...

I love your creations and these spring blocks look wonderful...!

Last Minute Mel said...

This is so pretty! I love the colors and paper flowers :)

Sara&Eva said...

amazing work!

The Tablescaper said...

So fun!

I'd love to have you link this to Seasonal Sundays. The link goes up at 7:00 on Saturday evening.

- The Tablescaper