Monday, January 24, 2011

Love & Luck...

I have been having so much fun with Valentine's Day crafting...and other fun things!  You'll see lots of them over the next couple of weeks.  This is one of my new favorites...

I started with four blocks, 4" tall.  I started with an 8 foot post and cut them to size with my chop saw.  The great thing about that is then you have blocks to make a Count Down or what ever other project you can dream up.

I lightly sanded my blocks and then went to the stash of scrap book paper.  I cut 4 Valentine-themed papers and 4 St. Patrick's-themed papers.  I cut them about 1/4" inch smaller than the face of the block.

I also used my rounded corner punch on all the paper corners, for a more finished feeling.

Time for the trusty mod-podge.  If you're struggling with making your mod-podge turn out great, check out this video from the girls at How Does She!

Once the pink hearts were dry, I turn the blocks over and applied the green shamrocks in exactly the same way.

Then I went to my lovely Silhouette to cut some vinyl.  I only took one picture, but I cut out "LOVE" in one font and "LUCK" in another...

I love them...and I love a decoration that can stay out for two months!


  1. Those turned out soooooo cute!! I love them! Great job :)

  2. Those are awesome! I want to try! There are very few crafty ideas that make me feel that way :)

  3. What a easy & wonderful idea! I will have to try this out!


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