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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Phrase Wood Blocks

Hey Friends!

Well I FINALLY finished my big project over the weekend.  I probably would have finished it earlier, but I'm just so picky on how I do things that it sometimes takes me longer than it needs to.  Oh well!  :)  I'll try to give clear step-by-step instructions on how to do it, but if something isn't clear please let me know.

-wood blocks (I had a 2 by 4 cut into different sizes at Home Depot)
-foam brushes
-mod podge
-scrapbook paper (not too thin but not too thick)
-cut out letters
-distressing ink or just black ink
-corner rounder
-hot glue gun

(1) Take blocks and sand down the sharp edges if necessary.

(2) Paint blocks

(3) Choose your scrapbook paper and cut to fit your blocks.  Use corner rounder to round the edges of your paper.

(4) Take your distressing or black ink to distress the edges of your paper.

(5) Use mod podge to glue paper to blocks.  I noticed that it helps if your blocks are smooth with no bumps or cracks in the wood.  Having a smooth surface helps the paper to stick better to the wood.  I applied a small layer of mod podge to the back of the paper and then brushed more mod podge over it and on the blocks.  Let dry.

(6) Take your cut out letters and mod podge the back and then mod podge the letters to the front of the blocks over your scrapbook paper.  Let dry.  (I used the Cricut Storybook cartridge to cut my letters, but you can buy already cut out letters at any craft store in the scrapbooking/ craft section.)

(7) Decorate with embellishments.  I used a hot glue gun to attach my embellishments.  

(8) Display for all to see!

I do have a questions for everyone out there.  I know that there are all kinds of mod podge, but I was wondering which was the shiny kind that looks shiny and glossy.  

I hope everyone has a fabulous Wednesday!  Happy crafting!

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  1. These are beautiful! I love the color scheme.

  2. Hey thanks for this little "how to" - I've been wanting to make things with wood blocks for my Etsy shop but wasn't sure where to get wood blocks. Now I know! THANKS! :)

  3. Modge Podge Glossy is what you want! It is pretty commonI see gloss and Matte everytime I go to the store. I think it is the redish orange bottle. I hope that helps . These are very cute! I make a lot for gigts and I am making some modge podge letters for a project for my new blog. (its stilla working progress.It will be a bit before its done but I would love your opinion.


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