Friday, October 23, 2009

believe blocks

Back in June Beth made these cute blocks for Father's Day. This week at craft night we decided to make them for Halloween and Christmas. These blocks were super simple and are a great present! Think initials, sport's teams, or quotes (short of course).

Here are the supplies you will need (I'm horrible at tutorials so let me know if I've forgot something girls!):
  • 3.5x3.5 wooden blocks (these are made from 4x4 posts which are in actual size 3.5x3.5)
  • 3x3 paper squares (I just cut mine with a paper trimmer). You will need 6 per block.
  • Mod Podge
  • embellishments (You can either make these with the Cricut or use pre-made ones)
  • letters (these can be made with the Cricut also or stamps or chipboard). I used chipboard cutouts and painted them with glitter paint. I think it is going to become a new obsession.
  • paint
  • distressing ink or paint

Sand your blocks down and brush off. Apply paint to the corners (basically where your paper squares will not cover). Mod Podge your paper squares on to your blocks. To seal paper put another coat of Mod Podge on. Then simply decorate with embellishments and words/phrases/letters. You want to let these dry for a few days. I roughed mine up with distressing ink and sanded them down really good.


  1. love these!! very cool blog!
    Hi I've just started following :)

  2. Great idea for Christmas gifts. Thanks girls!