Spring Blocks

I originally posted this tutorial at A Love 2 Create.
I cannot wait for Spring to come. Here in Utah, we’ve had some REALLY nice days, and it’s really given me Spring Fever, so of course, I wanted to add some Spring into my decor. I’m going to show you how to make these really cute Spring Blocks.
Wanna make your own?
You’ll need 3 2×2′s. Mine were 10, 8, and 6 inches long. If you don’t have a saw handy, just ask the Home Depot guys to cut the wood for you. They’re awesome! 

Make sure to sand off any rough spots and paint the blocks whatever color you want!
Then take some coordinating scrapbook paper and cut it just barely smaller than your blocks and Mod Podge them on the front.
Make sure to smooth out your paper so there aren’t any bubbles. I used my brayer, which I love. Or you could use a credit card or rolling pin or whatever.
Then sand the edges to distress your blocks. I used my dad’s power sander *swoon*.
Here are my blocks with the paper on front.
I cut some vinyl on my Cricut, but if you don’t have a Cricut or a Silhouette, then you can print it off your computer onto your paper, or use some stickers or a stencil.
Once your words are on, put a thin layer of Mod Podge over top so the lettering doesn’t come off.
If you want, add some scrapbooking flowers, like I did. 
Wrap some raffia or a cute ribbon around the blocks and there you have it! So Springy!

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2 Responses to Spring Blocks

  • The Old Block House says:

    These look wonderful! I'm so ready for spring too.

    Snagging your button to post on my blog. Please stop on over and visit us. We'll be doing a linky for tutorials in a couple of days and would love you to share this.

  • Christine Real says:

    Hi Nat,

    I saw your lamp on Mod Podge and decided to come over and check out your blog! You have some of the clearest directions for using Mod Podge that I have ever seen. I am going to become one of your followers! Thanks!

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