Expanding on my wood block idea (I got approx. 13 5.5 x 5.5 inch blocks from a 2x6 for under $5), I decided to make some Valentines Decor. I love the way they turned out and I'm thinking I'll make some for the kids' teachers. They are REALLY easy to make.
- a block of wood (I cut them to squares)
- paint (I used acrylic)
- scrapbook paper of your choice
- Mod Podge
I sanded my block, then painted a coat of brown paint, then sanded again for a distressed look. I cut out hearts and shapes from scrapbook paper, I did this free-hand because I liked that they would all be different and imperfect.
I mod-podged the shapes to the wood, then painted a coat all over. Once it was dry, I sanded the block again, so that I could distress the shapes. Lastly, a few more coats of mod podge all over.
For the Philly inspired "LOVE" block, I have to admit, the paint was just me trying different things...I started with dark brown, then added a white over it, then sort of swirled the colors together (which made a suede/leather effect). I drew the letters free-hand and then cut them out. Anyway, it turned out pretty cool...I like the textured gray look.
I am really happy with these...and so cheap and easy. My favorite! :-)