Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sweet Tute Tuesday #2-Family Blocks

Two Tute Tuesday-Tute #2! Find Tute #1 here.

This is the tutorial I posted when I guest posted on Wayward Girls' Crafts a couple weeks ago so in case you missed it over there here it is again!

This is a simple, fun tutorial on how to make a set of 'FAMILY' blocks. You could use this tutorial to create a set for any holiday/season to add fun decor to your holiday decorating!


Just to give you an example of other ideas, here are some blocks I've done for different holidays:
Valentines:


St. Patricks: (this is actually just on the backside of the LOVE blocks)


Easter/Spring:


Ready to make some of your own?! Start with 6 wood blocks. Mine are cut from a 2x4 so they are each 2"x 3".


Give them a light coat of spray paint (I chose black) and then a light sanding to give them somewhat of a worn look.


If you don't want to hang the blocks, just skip the next 2 steps and you can make them to be free-standing and they'd still be super cute! If you do want to hang them, decide how long you want them to hang from your rod (mine is a $1.50 silver curtain rod from Walmart that I spray painted black) and cut 6 pieces of ribbon. Each of my ribbon's are 8 inches.


Next, I used a staple gun to staple the ribbon directly to the block-one staple on the back and front of the block.


Then you'll want to pick a few sheets of coordinating scrapbook paper. My living room colors are deep reds, browns, and creams so I chose these:


Cut your papers to be the same size as the front of each block.


I've done this part using mod-podge previously, but this time I decided to just try it with a glue stick and it worked great-even better then the mod-podge because I didn't have to deal with the air bubbles you sometimes get from it. Just cover the back side of your paper with glue and stick it on to the wood!


After all my papers were glued to the block, I very lightly sanded the edge of each block.


I just wanted my blocks to give a slightly worn look, not full blown antique.




Next, I used my cricut to cut vinyl letters to attach to the blocks. You could also use scrapbook stickers if you don't have a cricut. Then I covered each block with a light layer of mod-podge to seal everything together.


Now Embellish, Embellish, Embellish!!!




And that's it, you're done!


I love the look of the hanging blocks, but wouldn't they look so great stacked together on a mantle or in your TV hutch?!


Thanks for stopping in today I Love Love LOVE that you're here! Don't forget to enter my giveaway for the bubble watch going on through friday! And I will be guest posting on an AWESOME blog tomorrow so be sure to come back, I promise it'll be a WHEELY good time! ;0)

Linking up to these parties as well as:
UndertheTableandDreaming

20 comments:

Sweet Peas and Bumblebees said...

Love this! So cute that you can change it for the different seasons!

bethannhoffman said...

What a great craft idea - easy but classy! I love it. Thanks!

Kirsten @ Mushki Loves said...

Oh, I {heart} blocks! These are so cute! AND I love you change it up for the seasons! Very cute!

My LilliBean said...

Love love love this sweet idea!

LDH said...

Super cute project! Love the sweet little faces on your side bar :)

Fun stopping by to visit ~ looking forward to perusing your past posts :)

Kindly, Lorraine

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

Very cute! Love all the possibilities! Thanks for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse party.

Sugar Patch Baby Boutique said...

I now have a project this weekend! This is a fantastic idea... Love it! Thank you for sharing!

Tabitha@InspiredByGiving said...

I don't know how I missed this post! This is such a cute idea!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!!!

Ann@StringerMama said...

Ok - I LOVE this!!! I am SOOOO going to do it!! Thanks for sharing! I'm really excited now! :0) I'm totally following you now :-)

Crafty Gal On The Ridge said...

This is a really cute idea. You can make them for every Holiday & Birthdays. Luv Luv !!!!

Sheila said...

Thank you for sharing this idea. It looks wonderful!

Tracy @ CraftJunkieToo.com said...

What a great project -- I love how you can use one thing for so many different seasons. Thanks for sharing. :)
Tracy

♥ Miss Tea said...

Love this! now i really want to buy the wooden blocks to make this! thanks for sharing the tutorial! so fun!

Susan

Carolyn said...

What a great project. I love how your blocks turned out. I would love for you to share this project on my Inspiration Board.
http://carolynshomework.blogspot.com/2011/07/inspiration-board-link-party.html

carolyn | homework

Brit @ JandMs Eye Candy said...

I love Mod Podge :) Those are beautiful, and I love how you have some for different occasions! Awesome ;) Thanks for linking up with us! Hope you come back and party with again soon!
Britney
www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

Thanks for linking up at DIY Thrifty Thursday! I LOVE this project, and featured it this week. www.thrifty101.blogspot.com
~Michelle

ninest123 said...

louboutin outlet, louis vuitton outlet, gucci outlet, louboutin pas cher, nike roshe run, jordan shoes, oakley sunglasses, burberry, longchamp outlet, louis vuitton outlet, polo ralph lauren outlet, prada handbags, ray ban sunglasses, ray ban sunglasses, nike air max, tory burch outlet, replica watches, ugg boots, air jordan pas cher, nike free, polo ralph lauren outlet, tiffany jewelry, air max, oakley sunglasses, nike air max, cheap oakley sunglasses, tiffany and co, oakley sunglasses, michael kors, longchamp pas cher, ralph lauren pas cher, prada outlet, ugg boots, nike outlet, louboutin shoes, christian louboutin outlet, ray ban sunglasses, sac longchamp, louis vuitton, replica watches, chanel handbags, louboutin, louis vuitton, louis vuitton, longchamp, uggs on sale, kate spade outlet, nike free, oakley sunglasses, longchamp outlet

ninest123 said...

north face, michael kors, hollister pas cher, michael kors outlet, nike free run uk, abercrombie and fitch, true religion jeans, coach purses, hollister, kate spade handbags, nike air max, sac guess, lacoste pas cher, michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet, oakley pas cher, vans pas cher, ray ban uk, true religion jeans, true religion jeans, ray ban pas cher, lululemon, timberland, coach outlet, vanessa bruno, nike roshe, ugg boots, michael kors outlet, michael kors, converse pas cher, hogan, north face, burberry outlet online, replica handbags, ralph lauren uk, true religion outlet, nike air max, hermes, michael kors, coach outlet, air force, mulberry, nike blazer, burberry, tn pas cher, new balance pas cher, ugg boots, michael kors, nike air max

ninest123 said...

hollister, timberland boots, vans shoes, baseball bats, vans, ferragamo shoes, instyler, gucci, beats by dre, babyliss, converse outlet, north face outlet, iphone cases, birkin bag, converse, louboutin, bottega veneta, ghd, nike trainers, oakley, nike roshe, soccer shoes, insanity workout, nike huarache, ray ban, valentino shoes, celine handbags, asics running shoes, giuseppe zanotti, ralph lauren, new balance, north face outlet, lululemon, wedding dresses, nfl jerseys, reebok shoes, chi flat iron, longchamp, nike air max, p90x workout, soccer jerseys, hollister, mac cosmetics, mcm handbags, nike air max, herve leger, hollister, abercrombie and fitch, mont blanc, jimmy choo shoes

ninest123 said...

pandora jewelry, supra shoes, hollister, coach outlet, barbour jackets, moncler, louis vuitton, canada goose, lancel, louis vuitton, moncler, canada goose outlet, canada goose, swarovski, louis vuitton, sac louis vuitton pas cher, replica watches, canada goose, doudoune canada goose, moncler, moncler, toms shoes, juicy couture outlet, canada goose, ugg boots uk, links of london, moncler outlet, montre pas cher, thomas sabo, pandora jewelry, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, karen millen, swarovski crystal, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, juicy couture outlet, ugg pas cher, canada goose uk, moncler, moncler, pandora charms, pandora charms, canada goose outlet, barbour, marc jacobs, moncler, wedding dresses, bottes ugg, louis vuitton