Thursday, January 7, 2010

A Mini Tutorial about LOVE

Sounds intriguing doesn't it.  I think it won't be as exciting as all that.  Today I opted to make this cute block L*O*V*E for my home instead of cleaning.  Liberty and I have been talking about making one and since I have almost NO Valentine decorations I thought it would be fun to make.  I have a husband who is a woodworker and has lots of scraps of wood and so while I was watching the kids out in the snow playing , I tinkered around in the "shop" and cut some wood.  I'm pretty proud of myself for figuring it all out.  {Dave has shown me a couple of times how to work the machine I used today.}  But I digress.  Here is a mini tutorial.  I am sure I have seen this done elsewhere on the internet but since I didn't see this specifically I made up a tutorial.

  • 4 blocks of wood of various sizes
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Mod Podge
  • Sandpaper
  • Scrapbooking paper (small pieces are fine)
  • Embelishments {I used some silver tulle and my bling dots}
  • Vinyl letters (or you could maybe even use paper)

 Sand or prep your blocks before you paint.  Then paint them.  You don't have to paint the entire front.

 Next cut your papers to fit the blocks.  You may also want to cut out what else you may want on the front.

Next Mod Podge the papers on and then sand the edges.  Add what other fabric or ribbon that you may want in the background.

Add your Vinyl letters and any embellishments you may want. You may need glue or you can use the Mod Podge to keep things on.  Or glue dots or what ever suits your fancy.   I found these cute hearts and the bling in my stash.  Actually the whole thing was out of stuff I had.  It cost me nothing to make.  I love using what I have and making something waaaaay cute.

Hope that all makes sense.  I guess now I better get back to the house work - no playing tomorrow.  We have a big party on Saturday and the house has seen better days.  Have a nice day!!

The Girl Creative


  1. Thanks so much for linking up! Those came out very nice. Making V-day blocks is definitely on my To-do list (at least in my head lol)

  2. Makes perfect sense, and it is perfectly cute! I absolutely love how they turned out! Thanks for sharing and for linking back to me!

  3. great project. Have you let Amy @ ModPodgeRocks see this? She posts all kinds of mod podge stuff and am sure she'd love this.

  4. This is so cute...I have some wood and some pink paint. I will have to go see what paper I have!!!



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