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Adorable Spring Blocks + More

Well, Spring is here, and the weather is getting warm (here anyway).
I have put out what little Spring decor I have and was sad to find that I don’t have much :(
 So, I decided that I need some MORE.
And I wanted to cute~n up my mantle.
Adorable Spring Blocks + More By: NotSoIdleHands.com

So, I thought I would make some Spring blocks!

I looked through my VAST supply of scrapbook paper (even though I haven’t scrapbooked in forever……I can’t stop buying paper :) and found this cute stuff and I KNEW I had some chipboard letters that would be perfect!
My letters are around 5″x 2.5″, so I cut my wood 5.5″x 3.25″ and it’s 1″ thick.

 Adorable Spring Blocks + More By: NotSoIdleHands.com

Just slap on some paint…….you don’t need to be too careful about the front, since it will be covered (but I’m a little OCD)
Adorable Spring Blocks + More By: NotSoIdleHands.com
Then, I cut 6 pieces of paper the same size as the blocks and Mod-Podged them on…… 

Adorable Spring Blocks + More By: NotSoIdleHands.com

AND then inked the edges. Then, put another layer of Mod Podge on to seal them.

Adorable Spring Blocks + More By: NotSoIdleHands.com

I took some white paper and adhered it to the front of the letters and then stuck those on the front of the blocks.
(I also inked them and added a layer of Mod Podge to protect them)

Adorable Spring Blocks + More By: NotSoIdleHands.com
Ta~Da!I LOVE how the chipboard adds dimension! 

 Adorable Spring Blocks + More By: NotSoIdleHands.com

I also made got some purple tulips for 50% off at Michaels and put them in a vase with ribbon around it to sit next my little birdie (also 50% off at Michaels last week).
Adorable Spring Blocks + More By: NotSoIdleHands.comAdorable Spring Blocks + More By: NotSoIdleHands.comAdorable Spring Blocks + More By: NotSoIdleHands.com

My older girls put together this cute banner from a kit I had gotten on clearance last Spring (says” Happy Spring”), so we hung that up as well. They had fun and it was the perfect skill level for them since everything was included and all they had to do was assemble it like the picture.

Now I just need to decorate the rest of the house……..
Have Fun!

 

About Emily Mcdonald

Emily McDonald is the owner of Not So Idle Hands and lives in Colorado with her hot hubby and 3 cute daughters. When she's not battling ADHD, Fibro, or Migraines she loves to be downstairs playing with all her pretty crafty things making fun stuff. She also runs an awesome Etsy Shop by the same name where she gets to sell shiny supplies to make pretty stuff {check it out!}.

Comments

  1. The blocks are really cute! Great project thanks for sharing!

  2. I love your blog and am always doing fun crafts from it! THANK YOU and keep up the great work!~ I am going to etch some glass jars and now make these blocks! So cute! I love the pictures of your girls and baby too!! You are awesome!

  3. These blocks are adorable!!! Soooo cute! love your blog and all your great ideas.

  4. Seriously, where were yu when I made mine on Saturday…

    http://paojava.blogspot.com/2010/03/spring.html

  5. Those blocks are great! I would love to make some – just need to convince hubby that mantle is no place for ships & wrestling trophies. :-)

  6. Love your blocks and I have the exact same happy spring banner :). I had so much fun making it last year and it is currently donning my mantel. I’d love it if you would link up this post to my Ready Set Vignette Party happening right now!

  7. Those are ADORABLE! I love them! May I ask, how did you ink the edges? With ink pad ink and smudge them with a cloth?
    Amber
    http://www.itsgreeneroverhere.blogspot.com

  8. Gorgeous decorations, I love the pretty pastel colors! My Easter linky party is still open if you want to join up:
    http://embellishedbayou.blogspot.com/2010/03/easter-linky-party.html

  9. reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally cute.

  10. I love this!! Really cute!
    Thanks!

  11. How simple, yet so fresh! Love it!

  12. Super cute!

  13. Very cute! I love the papers you used!

    XOXO
    Jen

  14. Amber~ To ink my blocks, i just used my Cats Eye to do it (my fav for inking). It’s actually a chalk ink, but you can get a chalking look with an inkpad too, by dabbing a makeup sponge into your ink and rubbing the edges. Good luck!

  15. Everything turned out so cute!!! Love the spring blocks & love the spring banner.

  16. LOVE all the springy colors! And since I’m behind (a constant state for me), I also have to say your photos are fabulous!
    What a special time and how wonderful to share it with the newest addition to your family. Sweet even if she’s not smiling!

  17. Adorable! Thanks for sharing!

    I don’t scrapbook and have no idea what most of your supplies are. But I am a beginner sewer who has more fabric than I should. I could definitely do something similar with fabric!

    Thanks again!

  18. I love how the blocks turned out! So cute! And I must say, great minds must think alike! Check out my post http://stepherb.blogspot.com/2010/03/little-touch-of-spring.html
    I also make “Spring” blocks and I also bought the 50% off birdie at Michaels! I love it!

  19. Love your Spring blocks! The paper is so pretty and the letters are perfect. I don’t scrapbook, but I buy scrapbook paper all the time. It comes in handy for so many different projects.

  20. Those blocks AND the garland are so perfect for spring! I love it. Stopping by from A to Z’s party.

    Blessings-
    Sarah

  21. I have got to get myself some of this ModgePodge stuff…its great. You did an awesome job on the blocks!

    love it.

    Alyssa
    lifeoflyssie.com

  22. I was scrolling through google reader tonight reading posts and telling my husband that I’m just not feeling in the mood to comment tonight. THEN, I saw this! It is so freakin’ cute I just had to say something. :)

    http://www.commoncentshome.blogspot.com

  23. What a lovely and cheery Spring vignette! I love the soft colors, they go well with your mantel.

  24. What fun, happy looking blocks! You have such a cute blog.

    Hey, I just wanted to thank you for having me on your side bar:). I get a lot of traffic from your site,and that is always a good thing:). Hope you have a wonderful day!!!

    ~Christie

  25. Cute as can be! Love it all!

  26. Sooooo cute!!

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