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Sunday, October 3, 2010

{ctr blocks}

This year our family theme is "Choose the Right Way", and I wanted to make something for my girls to display in their room. What better than some darling wood blocks? This would also be a great baptism gift!

The beauty of this project is that there are so many options! Words, monograms, colors--it's easy to make it your own. I thought about spraying chalkboard paint on them instead of the paper--and writing CTR on each block, and I just might try that, too.

This is a super easy and super fast project, and the end result is darling!

CTR Blocks

Items you need:
  • 4x4 posts, cut into squares
  • craft paint
  • stain
  • sander
  • scrapbook paper
  • mod podge and foam brush
  • vinyl letters (or printed & cut letters, mod podged on)

1. Paint your blocks, and let them dry completely.

2. Cut your scrapbook paper into 3 inch squares--1 per block.

3. Using Mod Podge, apply the paper onto the blocks. Go lightly--you don't need a lot, and if you use too much, it will bubble up. Let dry completely.

4. Sand all the edges of your block, and the rougher top and bottom. Gently apply the stain using a lint-free rag (Minwax Dark Walnut). A little will go a long away, so start with just a tiny bit and rub it on.

5. Add your vinyl, and you're done! If you don't have vinyl, you can always print letters, cut them out, then mod podge them on. I just happened to have some leftover vinyl that I could use, or I would have done that instead. Tie a ribbon on one of the blocks, and it's gift-ready!



Blogger Holly said...

Absolutely darling! Loving the "Choose the Right Way" theme. This is somehthing I am going to have to try. Thanks!

October 3, 2010 at 8:12 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

This is so cute! I bet that if you don't have any vinyl, it would look pretty cute with just white letters cut out and mod podged on.

October 3, 2010 at 10:28 AM  
Blogger brown paper packages said...

Linda--definitely! I added that to my post, because if I hadn't had leftover vinyl to use, that's exactly what I would have done (and do quit frequently). Thanks for the reminder!!

October 3, 2010 at 1:22 PM  
Blogger Mod Podge Amy said...

Very cute!!

October 4, 2010 at 9:40 AM  
Blogger Gail said...

Hi, I am wondering if you have any Fun ideas for Primary Music? I am new to this calling, and I'm failing fast!!Thanks for any help, you can offer!!

January 10, 2011 at 5:14 PM  

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