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Monday, January 9, 2012

{alphabet love block}

 I love 2x4's.  They are seriously one of my favorite things. :)  This past week I made a simple alphabet love block--SO fast, easy, and darling! 


ITEMS YOU NEED:
  • white textured cardstock (I use Bazzill)
  • 2x4, 12 inches long
  • spray paint
  • ribbon
  • mod podge& foam brush
DIRECTIONS:

1. Once you've cut your wood to 12 inches (Home Depot will do this for you if you need it--just ask!), spray paint it and let dry completely.  Sand edges to distress.  

2.  Print the {love} alphabet on the cardstock (landscape), then trim to fit your block. Distress the edges using Distress Ink (I used Vintage Photo--my favorite). Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the front of the block, and carefully place your cardstock on top of it.  Apply another thin layer of Mod Podge on top, and let dry completely.  *You can opt to adhere the cardstock with double stick tape or similar adhesive, and leave out the Mod Podge altogether, if you like.

3. Tie a ribbon around your block, and you're set!

I opted to print it on to paper, but here are a few other ideas to use instead:

1.  Use vinyl instead of paper--place directly on wood block
2.  Apply vinyl or paper on a canvas or old window instead of wood (a square would be darling---change the alphabet to 5 rows of 6)
3.  Use scrapbook paper under the cardstock 
4.  Frame it instead!

Of course I have the {love} alphabet for you too...

Download  HERE.



14 Comments:

Blogger Mantha said...

So effective .. love this block.
Have a great day :)
Mantha xx

January 9, 2012 at 5:23 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

This is such a cute block, a wonderful idea!

January 9, 2012 at 5:55 AM  
Blogger Allie Gower said...

very cute!

January 9, 2012 at 8:28 AM  
Blogger Christy said...

So cute!! Thanks again!! Happy Monday!

January 9, 2012 at 8:51 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Hi, my name is Heather! Please email me when you can, I have a question about your blog!

HeatherVonSJ[at]gmail[dot]com

January 9, 2012 at 11:06 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Hi, my name is Heather! Please email me when you can, I have a question about your blog!

HeatherVonSJ[at]gmail[dot]com

January 9, 2012 at 11:07 AM  
Blogger Allyson said...

Just found your blog; it is just precious. I am loving this sweet, simple craft. Thank you for sharing!

I hope you'll check out my blog, Cupcakes and Candy Canes.

Allyson
http://cupcakescandycanes.blogspot.com

January 9, 2012 at 2:15 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

I love it! You are so nice to share the printable:) Thank you!!

January 9, 2012 at 2:56 PM  
Blogger SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

that is so cute, and looks easy enough for anyone to do- a perfect project! Thanks for the printable!

January 9, 2012 at 6:14 PM  
Blogger mooretotell said...

Can't wait to make this! Thanks so much for taking time to post about it.

January 9, 2012 at 10:49 PM  
Blogger mooretotell said...

Can't wait to make this! Thanks so much for taking time to post about it.

January 9, 2012 at 10:50 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

I just wanted to come back and let you know how far reaching your generosity is. I was enamored by these and then obsessed. I HAD to make a pair. No sooner was the Mod Podge dry then my son (21) saw it and said his girlfriend would LOVE that. Off one went as a gift that night. he was right, she loved it. Then, my husband said, his step mom would love that! As it turns out we were on our way to her house for dinner and he was right, she loved it. I now need to make another set because I LOVE THEM! Thank you for taking the time to share your great ideas. It has and will travel far.

January 18, 2012 at 11:20 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

I just wanted to come back and let you know how far reaching your generosity is. I was enamored by these and then obsessed. I HAD to make a pair. No sooner was the Mod Podge dry then my son (21) saw it and said his girlfriend would LOVE that. Off one went as a gift that night. he was right, she loved it. Then, my husband said, his step mom would love that! As it turns out we were on our way to her house for dinner and he was right, she loved it. I now need to make another set because I LOVE THEM! Thank you for taking the time to share your great ideas. It has and will travel far.

January 18, 2012 at 11:21 AM  
Blogger jillybean said...

Each time I print out the alphapbet, the a's are partially cut off. Do you know how to remedy this? I tried to reduce the image size in the printing and it didn't work. I am making 7 of these and just need to add the alphabet. Please help! Your stuff is always adorable.

January 27, 2012 at 2:19 PM  

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