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Monday, January 3, 2011

Coming up on Good Things Utah...and a GIVE AWAY!

I will be on Good Things Utah Today!!!  I am going to be making these darling wood blocks!  If you would like to purchase the wood to buy them, check out our website at http://www.apage4allseasons.com/ and you can look under GOOD THINGS UTAH CRAFTS.  Check back later, we will be adding pictures of the brown blocks we did on the show as well!

If you like this project, comment on this blog and you will be entered (using random.org) for a chance to win a set of blocks for yourself!  For a second entry, comment on here your opinion of having one BIG prize per month or weekly drawings for smaller items... We will have our drawing on Friday!  Also, we will be holding our drawing for the Stampmaker tomorrow night, we are still running a report on all orders placed. 

Directions:
These are a few of my favorite things blocks


Supplies Needed:
2.5 x 2.5 blocks
1.5 X 8 wood (for 3 blocks), 1.5 x 10.5 wood (for 4 blocks)
Black paint
Approx. 1 yard of Ribbon
Mod podge
2 sponge brushes
2 flowers
1 Rhinestone or other embellishment

Directions:

1. Paint all the wood.
2. Lightly sand the wood in order to get it to feel more smooth. If you like the color to be more solid, you can do another coat of paint. I just do the one coat and the mod podge helps (later) makes it look “new” again.
3. Cut your pictures to be 2.5 x 2.5. Mod Podge to the top of the blocks.
4. Sand the edges of your paper. If you like a more “clean” look, you can use an exacto knife.
5. Do a coat of mod podge on the entire block.
6. Cut your paper for the base and mod podge onto the front of the block. Add any embellishments you would like (I used flowers and a black gem)
7. Tie all the blocks together with your favorite ribbon!

You can use pictures of your children, grand children, pets or… you can do pictures of you doing your favorite hobbies! The ideas are limitless!

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27 comments:

Sarah said...

Those blocks are adorable! I would definitely like to have those in my home.

Sarah said...

I would prefer to have 1 big prize a month.

{VICKI} said...

Love the blocks---thanks for the chance/

{VICKI} said...

I like the weekly prizes---gives more people a chance to win

Linh C. said...

I love the blocks of pics. I have two girls and one dog so I'd put their pictures on the blocks.

Linh C. said...

I like the weekly drawings too.

Knight Bliss said...

So darling, I would love a set for my three little gals! Hope I win!

Jess said...

I love these blocks and I'm going to make it for the Gma's! Thanks so much for the idea!

chadandsydney said...

I would like to win anything!!!

Cris, Callie, and Cayten said...

LOVE the blocks! Will probably be ordering some blocks for a craft night in February!

Cris, Callie, and Cayten said...

I think it is fun to have weekly prizes, give more people fun prizes!

Jen said...

Great Mother's day ideas!!

Jen said...

I like the weekly drawing idea too!

Julie said...

So adorable! I can't wait to get home tonight and watch GTU to see you on there!

Julie said...

I think it would be cool to change it up! Maybe one month you do four little drawings and the next month you do one BIG prize!

Kelly Sas said...

Sorry I don't like these blocks.... I LOVE them! So many great possibilities for these. Thanks for sharing the nice detailed instructions!

Melanie said...

I love these blocks. It is always hard to buy something for my parents because they have everything, but these would be perfect with grandkids pictures.

Melanie said...

I too like the weekly drawings. It gives more people an opportunity to win.

Nikkie said...

I love the blocks and would like to have them sitting out in my home.

Nikkie said...

I like the weekly prizes and agree that it gives more people a chance to win.

Dawn said...

What a great project! I need to print it so I can remember to make one for my mom next Christmas!! Thank you!

Dawn said...

I vote weekly prizes :)

Kris said...

What a cute craft! Such a great idea!

Kris said...

This is the first time I've been to your site, so for prizes? I think I like the weekly ones. Great site!

Shelby-Sue said...

Those blocks would look great in my new home!! We need things to fill up the empty spaces :)

Shelby-Sue said...

I would like to draw for big prizes, but there is more chance of winning for the weekly prizes, so weekly prizes is my choice :)

debbie said...

I love these blocks! They would be great to display pics of my 6 grandchildren. I like the idea of having the weekly drawing. I gives more people a chance to win. Thank you for such awesome auto-ship kits!