Thursday, September 20, 2012

Family Blocks

At the beginning of the summer we had a craft night at church and I was in charge of one of the classes.  About the same time, we were putting up the paneling in our front room so I thought it would be a good idea to 'kill two birds with one stone'.  I wanted to make something that I could easily help a lot of people make and yet be able to bring home my example one to put on the wall above the paneling.
 First I cut out 7" vinyl letters and cut 1x6 or 1x4" pine boards to fit them.  Then I picked out 6 different black and white patterned papers and cut them to fit the boards.  I painted the boards white (the side where the paper goes really doesn't need to be painted) and then glued the papers on with a gluestick.  This actually works really well with the pine wood.  If you buy cheaper boards the paper can start to peel off and Modge Podge always leaves crazy bubbling, so I just stick to gluestick on pine.  Then you just add on the letters.  
 This is what I helped everyone else with, of course all of our paper combinations were slightly different.  I chose black and white because it matched the best with my house.
 After I used mine as a demo, I added ribbon to each one, that I just attached with the staple gun.  I hung an old curtain rod on the wall.  And there you go!

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