I honestly can't believe that January is half way through. I sure did slack off when getting the Christmas tree down this year and just wasn't ready to move on to a new holiday. But, once I put some new decor up, I was happy! (I like change.)
Last week, I went up to West Jordan to craft with my sister in law Jen- a crafty genius- (too bad she doesn't blog about all her crafty things...) I don't have hardly any vday decorations so we decided to make some vday blocks. I got the wood from Kevins work. If any of you want dimensions, I can get them for you.
Here is what you will need:
Brown distressing ink
Some letters cut out either by your self or by a cricut/silhouette
Acrylic paint- I used 'linen'
sponge paint brushes
First, decide what you want it to say. Since its V day, here are a few sayings:
Ps, I love You
Hugs and Kisses
- I chose the simple word of Love. You can use all heights and sizes of blocks. I think thats what makes it fun.
- First, sand your wood. I rounded my edges a slight bit. Then, paint the blocks.
- You will then measure your paper how you want it on (I wanted my paint to show a little so I made the paper smaller than the block)
- Ink the edges of the paper
- Mod podge the paper on- Make sure to get out any bubbles you see. I used the edge of a block to smooth it out perfectly.
- I cut out my words on the cricut (my sister in law has one) using a heart for the O. So, the next step is to cut out your words, ink them, and mod podge them on as well.
- When done with that, embellish the blocks. You could use fabric, buttons, rhinestones, ribbon, anything! get creative.
I didn't add a lot of embellishments because my paper is already so busy and cute; I didn't want to take away from the paper.
I made another set of blocks- I just bought some scrapbook paper from roberts (it was the brand pebbles) that had these little 'be mine' 'you melt my heart' and 'love' squares that I could just pop out. I bought them a looong time ago, so I don't think they still have them. I just painted my wood, and mod podged them on, and sanded the edges a little. The X and O were cut out from a cricut and then I sanded the top of the paper after I mod podged them so they would have a distressed look.
There are so many options when it comes to wood blocks. The way you set them up, the sizes and sayings, and that's why I love them so much! I hope you all enjoyed this tutorial- and that you will go out and make your own!