Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Book Pages Wreath

I found this cool idea will blog surfing.  I love coming across craft blogs.  I found this on Monday and made it Tuesday.  I was so excited how it turned out.  Here are the directions

I found the perfect spot to hang it after I took this picture, so I will have to update after I have it hung.

Block Letters

I have seen these blocks around for about 8 years now, and even made a small set for a Super Saturday about that long ago.  But I was re-inspired to make a new set after seeing Stephanie's.  And then, Shannon decided to make a large set for her family and it got my wheels spinning even more.  Here are some step-by-step pics to help.

I had these chip board letters lying around that I got from the Target $ bins.  I spray painted them all red.

Number your 15 blocks 1-15 on the bottom.

I painted mine a latte' color and then

distressed the edges with brown paint

I laid out the letters on each block according to the cheat sheet I have (I can get you a copy if requested)
and then I decorated away.  All the other versions I have seen were just letters stamped on the wood, but I wanted it to be more of a vocal point on my mantle, so I added a little flair.

The final product!