Monday, November 30, 2009

Some Christmas Blocks....



I am hooked on making these blocks. Blocks were the very first thing I ever made when I started just a little under a year ago. They are simple, possibilities are endless and they are very affordable to make. They also make very cute gifts!




These I made with a 2x4 that my husband cut down for me into 4 inch and 6 inch tall blocks. I decoupaged scrapbook paper on them, and cutout stencils using my cricut expression. Super easy.




These however are my favorite. Love them.  These were made from the 6 inch blocks hubby cut from the 2x4, I painted them black, distressed them a bit,  I cut up pieces of burlap and tacked them onto the blocks with upholstery tacks, then I hot glued the old looking flashcards to the burlap.




I have a ton of these flashcards and lots more projects planned for them.


 

These were made out of 4 inch blocks cut from a 4x4. They have torn pieces of toile wrapping paper decoupaged on them. They were antiqued with an antiquing gel.




 Love the red toile!!




7 comments:

kys said...

Those are so pretty! Especially the toille.

Hopeful Housewife said...

Love the striped Joy blocks! Reminds me of peppermint!

Embellished Bayou said...

So cute! I love the burlap ones!

jenjen said...

I'm telling you - I NEED one of those Cricuts. Those blocks are adorable!!!

XOOX
Jen

Wendy said...

Those are really cute!

Magoo said...

love the blocks, wish my dh was a handyman....sadly he's not and I'm not adventurous enough to try my hand with a saw LOL!!! I will admire from afar though :) they are lovely :)

Magoo said...

love the blocks, wish my dh was a handyman....sadly he's not and I'm not adventurous enough to try my hand with a saw LOL!!! I will admire from afar though :) they are lovely :)