Yup. This is a late night post...for me, I guess.
I usually try to post things during the day but that just wasn't happening today.
I planned on having time last night but my Whatchamacallit project that was due for class today was not cooperating well.
And I had to coax it to finish drying :)
If you want a glimpse of the finished product, check it out on my facebook page!
So I've been sharing fun projects from my Christmas mantle and today I wanted to show you the Christmas blocks that are perched right up front on my mantle this year.
These little cuties:
They're super easy and most of you probably won't even need a tutorial but I'll go ahead and give you the quick run-down anyhow :)
I took a couple 2x4s lying around in the garage and chopped them up into squares.
I have plans for more of them but I used nine of them to make my blocks for the mantle.
I sanded them down really well and kind of 'rounded' the edges a tiny bit to soften them up.
I painted them a gorgeous blue color.
It almost came out the color of my living room walls which I love.
But I just mixed several colors together until I liked it :)
I'm in love with this 'Algerian' font I have and used it to print out 'Christmas' on Word.
Then I used my good ole' exacto knife to carefully cut them out.
One of these days, the Silhouette will do the work for me.
One of these days...
I used my hand-made stencils to stencil them right onto the blue in a pretty vibrant red.
And *GASP* did NOT distress them.
Are you shocked?
Until I decided to ink the edges instead.
You know I had to do something....
I just ran the inkpad lightly around the sides.
Instant satisfaction :)
And then you have some cute Christmas blocks to stick up anywhere.
Mine landed on the mantle this year.
I think it'd be fun to do something on the back and be able to re-use them.
I just have to find some time to think of a good nine-letter word :)
To see more of my christmas mantle, head over here.
Hope you enjoyed a simple project today :)
I'm hoping to finish up some homework so I can cuddle up on the couch and catch up with the DVR.
And there may be some hot chocolate involved...
Have a great night and I'll be seeing you tomorrow!!