Sunday, October 10, 2010

Halloween Wooden Blocks









I have been seeing gorgeous wooden blocks all over blogland and wanted to put my own spin on things.  I really  got inspired when I saw these over at Coleen’s Corner.  So, I got my dad to cut some out for me and sand them down.  I painted them all black and white.  I have recently discovered a program called Digital Scrapbook Artist by Serif.  It was available for a free download from Amazon about a month ago.  I love FREE!  I think there is a newer version on sale right now for about $25  (reg price is $50).  I love this program!!  There are so many cool things you can do with it and it is so easy to use.  Anyway, I found lots of spooky images online, many from The Graphics Fairy.  I also found lots of cool fonts from Scrapvillage.  So, I created my images and printed them out and let them dry.  I sprayed Mod Podge Gloss Acrylic Sealer on them and let that dry.  Then I mod podged my images to my blocks, only I didn’t use actual mod podge for these-I simply mixed equal parts elmer’s glue (regular old school glue that cost about 20 cents at back to school time) and water.  I think it works pretty good and it’s so cheap!  After it dried, I sprayed one more coat of the sealer.  I’m not completely pleased with the way they turned out-I was a little messy with my painting and didn’t get all of my images sized exactly the way I wanted them to cover the full face of the block.  Oh, well! I also made some smaller, unpainted blocks and they turned out great.   

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10 comments:

  1. You're blocks look fantastic! I think my favorite is the one with the crow on it. It's so vintage cool. I might have to copy this idea!

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  2. I really like your blocks, and they would be great in my house of four kids because they aren't breakable! Thanks for sharing! I am visiting from the ISVC link party. :)

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  3. love what you've done! Adding this to my "wood blocks" inspiration folder :)

    Kimra
    http://crafty-cove.blogspot.com

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  4. I think they're great! Love all the colors and the font you chose is so cool - thanks for the link to Scrapvillage, I'll definitely be checking it out. So glad you were inspired by my blocks and BIG hugs for the link! You did a great job!

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  5. Very cute!

    Melissa
    http://www.burstsofcreativity.blogspot.com/

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  6. I love the font choice. It's clean, but gives that spooky feel. I just hopped over from These Creative Juices. Have a great day!

    www.joyinthejumble.com

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  7. Those are so cute! Thanks for joining my Halloween Link Party!

    - Megan
    www.polishthestars.com

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  8. The wooden blocks look great, an amazing project.

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  9. Super cute!!! This looks like a fun project to make! Thanks for linking this up to Brag Monday.

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  10. Cute Halloween blocks..Would love for you to share at my "Creative Halloween Party"
    http://jeana-marie.blogspot.com/2011/09/creative-halloween-ideas.html

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