Saturday, January 2, 2010
About a month ago I came across this blog, How Does She... and a particular post got my attention.
I tried them out with my playgroup first and realized just how easy and cute the ornaments were, so I made them for our family this year!
Here are all the supplies I used for this project:
Foam Sanding block
useless credit card
wood glue (optional)
wood stain (optional)
I started with a good assortment of scrapbook paper that I got from Hobby Lobby while it was 50% off.
Then I traced the shape of the block onto the back of the paper. Then cut it out. (If you are doing a lot of blocks, like I was...42...I recommend cutting these in bulk)
Next I slathered some ModPodge onto the side of the block I was working with. Placed the piece of scrapbook paper on the glue and slide cc across to remove any air bubbles.
Once 5 of the sides are covered in scrapbook paper, choose a photo for the 6th side and do the same thing.
Then drill a little bitty hole for your eyelet hooks, just to get them started.
Using the foam sanding block, sand all the edges and corners to give it a chic look. Then if you choose, you can stain the edges with wood stain. Loop some cute ribbon through and wah-lah!!! I used the 2 inch blocks to make family ornaments for Jim's mom's Christmas tree.
I wrote everyone's name on the back, along with the year.
I made an individual of each grandchild plus one with their sibling.
We all seem to be having babies so next year I might have to do 3 inch blocks! This was so fun and so special for Jim's mom, his grandmothers and for all those special people in my boys' lives. I will definitley do this again next year!!!