Sunday, January 29, 2012

Valentine Hanging Blocks Redo

Remember my Seasonal Hanging Blocks?  Well, there were a few sets of them that I wasn't quite happy with.  They were ok, but I wasn't thrilled (most of these were the first few sets I did, before I knew what I was doing).  So I have gone back and redone a few of them.  I redid my Valentine's Day and "LUV" them. =) (yes, I know, I am a dork. I tried therapy for years but I was a lost cause so I have learned to embrace it)

These are so much better than my first set!  The other set seemed off balance to me:
I think it was there was only a heart on one end.  Now don't get me wrong....I think they're cute and I am going to find a way to use them still (I'm thinking I will like them hanging vertically down a wall).

Now the way to do these are super simple.  I didn't take pictures of the process, sorry =(.  Go to your local Home Depot or Lowe's and get the Poplar wood.  It's nice and thin and lightweight.  Have them cut it for you so that they are 6x6 (actually, once it's cut i think it ends up 5 1/2x6 due to something to do with the extra 1/2 inch is for construction when the add the  drywall or something like that)  
Drill holes in it, I did mine 1 in. down and 1 in. over.  Sand all the edges smooth.  Then pick out your paints/papers/ribbons/extras and do each square.  
I like to add a 3d effect so I usually find some kind of wood cutout at Michael's, Joann's, or Hobby Lobby, and paint it to match the season/holiday.  
These are super easy and fun.  I love doing them so that I at least have 1 holiday decoration in my house. =)


Six Sisters said...

Love these! They are such a cute idea for Valentines! We're so glad you linked up to "Strut Your Stuff Saturday" We loved having you! Please come back next Saturday and share more of your great ideas! -The Sisters