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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Block Letters

I am so proud of myself!!!! I have been wanting to make a family plaque, sign, or letter blocks for years and I finally did it. (thanks to my sister-in-law) But I did them finally, they are awesome and they are easy!
All you need is...
Wood blocks
Paint
Scrapbooking Paper
Mod Podge
Brush

1. You need to get some wood blocks, by either buying them pre-cut or going to Home Depot and buying some lumber and having them cut it for you. I didn't measure them, I just had them cut my eyeballing it. I wanted my letters to look varied and unorganized.

2. Once they are cut you will need to sand them to get them smooth so the mod podge/paint/ and scrapbooking paper will lay flat. Plus I like the look for the soften edges.

3.Paint your block the color you want.

4. While you are letting your paint dry start cutting out the paper for the blocks background. You can either cut them nice and sharp to give a clean cut look. Or round the edges with a punch to give a cutie look (which is what I did). Or rip the edges/sand them to give a vintage rough look. DO NOT GLUE YET.

5. Cut out your letters, I used a Cricut to cut my letters out, but you c
ould use stencils or your printers and cut them out my hand.

6. Now you should have painted blocks, scrapbooking paper background cut out, and letters. Take your Mod Podge and brush Mod Podge on the back of the papers and stick it to the blocks, let them dry. If your paper starts to pucker and bunch just keep pushing the air bubbles out. Don't worry, it will dry nicer than it looks

7. Now that your blocks and paper are dry you can mod podge the letters. You will want to add Mod Podge to the back of the letters to glue them down AND brush Mod Podge all over the front of the block. Again, things might start to pucker, but just flatten it all down again and it will dry nicer.
Once all is dry (which it drys fast) you will have some awesomely beautiful name block. But be warned... Mod Podge is highly addictive and now all I can do is look through my apartment and see what else I can Mod Podge.

6 comments:

  1. These look so great! I would like to give it a try one day :)

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  3. These are so cute!! I will have to try these, not only for myself, but I am already seeing what a wonderful gift they will be!! :) Thanks so much for sharing!

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  4. Very cute! I've always wanted to make those. I bought some on etsy awhile back. I'm hoping people just assume I made them and don't ask. :)

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  5. Please email me! I have a question about your blog! :)

    HeatherVonsj@gmail.com

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