Thursday, March 24, 2011

Year-Round Blocks * I LOVE 'EM!

In one of my perusals of the blogoshpere, I came across this adorable blog and this post which in turn led me HERE to WhimsiKel. I knew as soon as I saw it that this was a "have to do it" project. This week I finally made a set. 

Here's what you'll need to make one set:

10 wooden blocks (I had mine cut at Home Depot)
white paint
black vinyl letters, black cardstock and modpodge or black paint and letter stencils (3 options there)
distress ink (optional)

So here goes! On with the project!
I LOVE SoCal and the beautiful weather! I couldn't wait to get outside and be in the sun and it's only March! :) Life is good.


Check out my cute little helpers. No dull moments in this house, no sir. 

I painted my blocks (took two coats to get the look I wanted) and then sanded the corners a bit to give them a worn look. I added distress ink to the edges. It's the first time I've used it and I really love the look it gives the blocks. I cut the letters using the cricut and then modpodged them to the blocks. 
I followed the Lanier Creations directions and placed the letters on the blocks like so:
Block One: H Y E D
Block Two: A C R S
Block Three: R P E T
Block Four: V N L O
Block Five: E O M D
Block Six: S M K I
Block Seven: T F B W
Block Eight: U A G L
Block Nine: P J I H
Block Ten: F P S C

Here is the finished project....
all ten blocks


I accessorized a couple of blocks not currently being used.


What do you think? 

Check out all the words you can make!! 
America
Autumn
Blessed
Birthday
Bloom
Christ
Cuddle
Dance
Dream
Easter
Faith
Fairy
Fairies
Fall
Family
Father
Flag
Flakes
Flowers
Freedom
Friends
Fright
Frosty
Ghost
Glory
Happy
Harvest
Hearts
Home
Hope
Irish
Jesus
Jewels
Jolly
Leaf
Love
Lucky
Merry
Monster
Mother
Party
Pillow
Pool
Pumpkin
Santa
School
Smile
Snow
Spooky
Spring
Summer
Sun
Swim
Thanks
Treats
Turkey
Romance
Vampire
Welcome
Winter
Wishes
Wonder

If you make this project and discover new words, let me know! :)

Linking up to these fab parties! :)

6 comments:

cnhenigin said...

so cute, cristan! looks like you, too! :)

Angie said...

Oh I envy your cute letter blocks...and your cricuit...and your California weather for that matter!! These are so cute! :D

Kelli @ WhimsiKel said...

Cristan, these turned out SO cute! Thanks for sharing with me! I was actually thinking the other day that I need to redo mine because the color scheme hasn't been working with my decor as well as I had hoped - you've helped my motivation. :)

Mimi said...

I love these blocks. I've been thinking about trying distress ink and now i will! {Love the picture of you with your baby and puppy!)

Jessica @ My World - Made By Hand said...

This is a great tutorial...thank you for sharing.

To Sew With Love said...

genius! thanks for sharing and linking up! I will be featuring these beauties today! yay! ^^)

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