Pictures are keepsake that we need to make sure are preserved and taken care of. Traditionally most people put pictures of their family and friends in frames or a scrapbook. Well here is a new and unique way to display a picture. Create these DIY Picture Blocks. I found this project idea over on the blog, Ask Anna. As soon as I saw this project I just knew I had to share it. This is amazing! These DIY Picture Blocks may look harder to create than they really are. It is a very simple project, with very easy instructions. See how Anna created this project here.
Potion Bottle “BOO!” blocks by: Debbie Saenz
Get creative with 2×4’s! Make this unique Halloween décor for any room in your house. This is an intermediate skilled project, that takes at least an hour to make. This project was created using Mod Podge, and FolkArt acrylic paint.
CS11302 Mod Podge, Folk Art Acrylic Paint – 643 Azure Blue, 2×4 (15 inches), Miter saw or hand saw, news paper or scrapbook paper with print, blue scrapbook paper with designs, four 1 1/16” Finial Dowel Caps, 4 blue acrylic gems, Black tulle, Black Distress Ink, Sandpaper, Hot Glue, Paint Brush, cosmetic wedge
1. Cut 2×4 into 4 sections: One 4” section and three 3.5” sections.
2. Use sandpaper to sand edges smooth and corners rounded.
3. Paint blocks and Finial Dowel Caps with Azure, Allow to dry.
6. In same manner as above step, use blue paper for top and sides.
7. Adhere papers with Mod Podge smoothing out all bubbles with your hands. Allow to dry.
8. Sand the edges of each block sanding “off” some of the paper to give a distressed look. Sand dowel caps to give an aged look.
9. Draw BOO! Letters onto back of remaining blue scrapbook paper making sure they are a size that fits onto each block with at least a ½” width. (Note: the “B” should be slightly larger as it will be for the largest block); cut out the letters.
10. Use Mod Podge to glue letters onto the front of each block. Allow to dry.
11. Distress the edges of each block using black distress ink and cosmetic wedge.
12. Seal each block with a coat of Mod Podge. Allow to dry.
13. Adhere dowel caps to the top of each block with hot glue.
14. Attach gems to the top of each dowel cap with hot glue and tie on black tulle.
By: Kindra Boroff
Summer is on the way out, and fall fast approaching. I thought this was a great project to create, in order to usher in and welcome autumn. It is very simple to make, and great for either a beginner crafter or an experienced one. This project will take you between 30 minutes to one hour to complete.
Sand wood blocks, base coat with a white primer. Base coat with Vintage White. Using a white candle, rub the wax on the edges of the block. Basecoat with Autumn Leaves. When the blocks are completely dry, sand the edges where the candle wax was applied. Lay the front of the blocks on the back of the paper and trace.
Mix 1 part water with 1 part Coffee Bean. Using either a soft clean rag or paper towel rub the mixture to the blocks to give an aged look. Cut out the papers and apply to the front of the blocks with Matte Mod Podge.
Stencil the letters to the front of the block with Pure Black. Apply another coat of Mod Podge to the blocks.
Apply another coat of Mod Podge to the entire block. Thread a few buttons with twine and tie in a knot. Hot glue the buttons to the block as shown.
Stencil Value Pack 28874 4”Genie, Mod Podge – CS11301 8oz Matte, ¾” Spouncer, White primer, Scrapbook papers, 1” flat brush, Twine, Buttons, Hot glue, Sandpaper, Scissors, Pencil, 3 wood blocks 3 ½”x 5 3/8”x 2 ½”, 3 wood blocks 2 ½”x 5 3/8” x 2 ½”, and a White candle.
FolkArt Acrylic Paint Needed:
515 Vintage White, 920 Autumn Leaves, 479 Pure Black, 940 Coffee Bean