Sunday, November 13, 2011

Creating Shabby Blocks With Paper Scraps....

Hey there girls... Happy Saturday!!

Have you ever wondered what to do with your paper scraps that are just too pretty to throw away?  Well, if you have, it's a good thing you stopped by today because I have a great idea to share with you.

You can use those paper scraps to make some beautiful shabby altered wood blocks.  An idea I had seen floating out in Blogland some time ago.

When I first saw the idea, I went to Michael's and purchased some unfinished 2 inch wood blocks which I painted white with some craft paint.  I didn't cover the entire block with the paint, as I mostly just wanted to cover the edges.

Then, I cut the leftover scraps of the beautiful rose patterned paper I used on my altered wood box that I shared in my last post, cutting the pieces just a tad bit smaller than the wood blocks.  I also cut some coordinating papers in the same size.  All the cutting done with my handy dandy paper cutter.

Then using some of that wonderful Modge Podge, I glued the paper scraps onto the blocks, turning them into pretty and shabby looking blocks.  They turned out so cute and were so simple to make.  Just the kind of artsy crafty project I like.

After making these, I made a few more using some of my hoarded Melissa Francis scrapbook papers..

Oh, the endless possibilities one has when it comes to playing with paper, scissors and glue..

Well, that's all I have for today.  I'm heading out now to go to Michael's to buy some more wooden blocks using the 25% off coupon I just printed of their website. 

Have a great weekend and I'll see you again soon !!


Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Oh those are so cute, Kim! ♥


Hi Kim,
I can see the word JOY in pink of course on those blocks! perfect for Christmas!!!