Wednesday, January 18, 2012

DIY: Valentine Blocks!



 I have the crafty itch lately, so I might as well make some decor for my house to benefit from it.

 I need some Valentine's Decor, so I thought I'd start with some letter blocks.

Start with some 2x4 scrap pieces of wood...
(I cut 4 pieces for mine, cut however many letters you need for your word)
  
 Sand the edge of each piece, to give it a more smooth look. I then took some spray paint and put a light coat on the bottom and sides of each block.
  
After they are dry, flip each block over and paint Mod Podge on the 'front' side of each block.

Cut your scrapbook paper the size of the block (actually a little bit smaller)  and stick it down on top of the Mod Podge.

Smooth it out and make sure all the edges are stuck down. I flip mine over on a hard surface until I am done doing all the blocks.

Flip all the blocks over and get ready to put your letters on.
I used my Cricut machine to cut my letters out of coordinating scrapbook paper, you can cut them out by hand, use large stickers or whatever you'd like.

After they are dry, paint Mod Podge on the scrapbook paper and stick your letters on top of the paper.

Let them dry and then paint Mod Podge on top of the letters and paper.
  
After they are dry, take your sandpaper and sand each side again, to give them a more rustic look.

Ta-da!

If you have done some fun DIY Valentine crafts, leave me a link in the comments, I'd love to try out some more!

2 comments:

Mrs. Mama said...

omg i LOVE these! you'll have to link up on the 31st for my DIY craft of the month... these are great! :)

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

What a cute blog! I had some fun looking back at a few of your posts and getting to "know" you! The letters? Adorable. And adore cupcake things, so it was even better!

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