Tuesday, January 15, 2013

2x4 “Love” Blocks {Tutorial}

 

2x4 Love Blocks Tutorial

 

I’ve had the 2x4 for these little “Love” blocks cut and painted for approximately 3 years now. Each year I would take them out and tell myself I would finish them and each year I never got around to it. Well, this year, I wasn’t putting up a half finished project!

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I started off with my blocks cut and painted. It’s pretty easy to grab a 2x4 and cut it down to the size needed. I just paint around the edges.

 

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I had this pink and brown scrapbook paper on hand already. I chose to use the top one.

 

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Take your block and trace around your block.

 

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Once you’ve got all your pieces cut out. Take some mod podge and wipe it all over the block. I’ve never used antique mod podge but I really liked it. It added a little age but not to much.

 

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You will want to be sure and smooth your scrapbook paper so that it doesn’t bubble. I used a handy dandy little tool that Plaid Crafts sent me. In the past I’ve used a hard CD case or a credit card.

 

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I used my Cricut (Alphalicious font) to cut out my LOVE letters. Mod podge over the entire block.

 

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Once the mod podge dried, I took some brown ink and added it to the edges. It’s very subtle.

 

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That’s it! This is a super simple and quick craft.

 

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And here you can see them on my mantle. I’ve got a few more things I plan on adding. You can find the LOVE mirror HERE.

 

I love that once a year I can totally girliefy the mantle :)

 

 

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