Wednesday, January 4, 2012

D.I.Y. Family Blocks


  • Six Wooden Blocks
  • 7 Gypsies Tissue Paper
  • Sheet of Black Vinyl
  • Elegant Finish Metallic Paint in Rich Espresso and Olde World Patina
  • Mod Podge
  • Paint Brush
  • Foam Brush
  • Scissors

 All supplies used for this project can be found at our Bonney Lake store.
  1. Using the foam brush, apply Elegant Finish Metallic Paint in Rich Espresso to the blocks, covering the front and back surfaces.
  2. Set the blocks aside to dry. 
  3. We will now accent the blocks with Olde World Patina around the edges. Paint Olde World Patina with a foam brush around the front edges of the blocks. 
  4. Use a cloth or a clean foam brush to gently blend the paint.
  5. Set the blocks aside to dry.
  6. Cut the 7 Gypsies tissue paper into strips to fit around the sides of the blocks.
  7. Use Mod Podge to adhere the tissue paper to the blocks.
  8. If you purchase vinyl from our store, you can use our Die Cut Center free of charge to cut out letters to spell the word "Family."
  9. Place each letter onto a block.
  10. Now, proudly display the blocks in your home for everyone to enjoy! 

The great thing about this project is that there are an endless number of ways you can design these blocks.

Here's a little inspiration:
1. Use print paper for the front rather than paint.

2. Use print paper instead of vinyl for the letters.

Source: 1, 2.

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