Saturday, February 5, 2011

It's a Good Life

What do you get with a wire hanger and a 2x4x4??  A fabulous little block that holds your pictures ofcourse!  I posted a few projects using these blocks because when I got them I got about 20!  So here are a couple more block projects I have completed.
 I first spray painted the blocks champagne and then simply Mod Podged the front of the block and added my pre-cut paper.  I also sanded the edged to get the aged look. I used my drill to add a hole for the hanger on the top of the block and I used wire cutters to cut a hanger down to 4 in pieces and twisted with some needle nose pliers.  Did I ever tell you I cannot stand wire hangers?? Yup.  Another Mommy Dearest over here! LOL....not really but still :)  I made a total of 3 blocks with the center one saying, "Life is Good".

The other little project is my LUCK blocks.  I don't have a vinyl cutter so I am left coming up with ways to spell out words in my crafts.  The best solution I have found is Chipboard letters.  They may not be the color you want them to be but a little paint does a project good!  The cool part about these letters is they come in a little square that you push them out of which can also be used. It also gives your project a 3-D  feel to it.  Well I can just show you...
Don't mind the nasty flash in this picture! El natural pics below :)
Now does it make sense? LOL. For this project I painted the letters white. With these blocks I pre-treated the wood with a light stain and acrylic sealer and then after many many many hours of drying I used paint chips (yes folks....again) on the letters L and C as the background.  Then Mod Podged the scrap paper for the U and K.  A little sanding here and there and there you have it!  
  A little bow on top and we have LUCK blocks!  Now on to your opinion....

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  1. Visiting via the Weekend Wrap Up, this is a thrify little project with so many applications. Great idea.

  2. These are cute! I've made them before as well and they make great simple and easy decor!

    Thanks for sharing in FFA!


  3. What a super cute idea!! I am putting this in my file box!

  4. These are DANG cute! I am going to be copycatting this for AuBrynne's St. Patrick's Day gift!

  5. Love this!!!! We made something similar at my MOPS group this past week, and I was wondering how I could create something like it at home on my own. Yours turned out so nicely. :) Thanks so much for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party. :) Have fun finding some new reads, and I hope you'll stop by Serenity Now again soon!

  6. Adorable! I love the colors you chose.

  7. this is so cute!! I love how it looks! Thanks so much for linking up to handmade tuesdays @ ladybug blessings!

  8. I love your projects! Found you on DebbieDoo's. I'm your newest follower.

  9. Really cute ideas! I love the picture holder blocks. I don't know that I would have any wire hangers either (mommy dearest here too LOL!) But I want to try this one out. I saw you over at my blog Rustic Renditions (linked up from Debbiedoos party)... thanks for stopping by! I can't wait to check out some more of your ideas :)


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