Tuesday, April 12, 2011

SPRING blocks

It may be winter-ish outside, but you can brighten up your house with fun spring decor!! There are lots of ways to make these holiday blocks, here is my version.  I just bought a 2x6 at Home Depot and cut it into blocks.  I painted the blocks white, found scrapbook paper I loved and mod-podged them on. (apparently, this is quite the delicate art. On the first blocks I made, the paper became really bumpy and looked horrible after I used the mod-podge!!) I guess you just do a little at a time.

I cut out some letters and 'podged them on too. Note: I do not have a Cricut or any of those fancy tools.  This is just my cardstock paper, pencil and handy ol' scissors. Talk about skills, right!? I just found a font I liked and did my best to freehand.  Don't look too close...
Embelish with ribbon, buttons, flowers, etc.  A little distressing ink around the edges would look great too!


(Oh, and by the way, I used the other side of the blocks for a different season! How's that for thrifty?)

                                       What are your favorite spring projects?
 




                                These are simple and easy to make.
I'm thinking they would make a fun hostess gift or spruce up
                             your own Easter table!

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5 comments:

kristin said...

you are seriously so talented Amy! I am so glad you made this blog. Maybe it will be able to search out, find, and inspire at least one creative bone in my body =)

Jena Allison said...

I love these!! We had a set of Happy Halloween on one side and Merry Christmas on the other. What is your other season for the backside of these? Winter? Autumn?

Amy said...

On the backside of these are my St. Patty's blocks! They are the first ones I ever made and I love them...even if the paper is bumpy because I had never used mod-podge before. I'll have to post those next March :)

Kassey said...

so cute! I love the colors!!

Camilla Jones (CioCo Photography) said...

so cute! thanks for linking up! Featured at rosyredbuttons.blogspot.com!

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