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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Technique Tuesday Halloween Project

Howdy Divas! It's been awhile since I've been blogging, but it's good to be back and I'm excited to share with you some projects I've been working on in preparation for my favorite holiday and season, Halloween and fall. My first project are these paper covered blocks, which I've wanted to make forever, and finally made them a priority. Before I get to the step-by-step, here's how they they turned out:

Here's what you need to make your own:

  • unfinished wooden blocks (mine are 3 1/2" blocks purchased from Michaels)

  • spray paint in your colors of choice (I used black & white, flat finish)

  • hand sander or sand paper

  • patterned paper

  • stickers

  • mod podge

    Step 1: spray paint all sides of each block w/ black spray paint. Let dry & spray another coat.

Step 2: Cover the black spray paint w/ white paint, again 2 coats of white spray paint.

Step 3: Use an electric hand sander (could probably use sand paper too) to sand the outer edges & faces of the blocks until the black shows through the white as much/as little as you like.

Step 4: Cut your patterned paper squares a tad bit smaller than your actual block.

Step 5: Brush Mod Podge across the block face and glue paper down.

Step 6: Embellish with stickers!

That's it! Easy peasy and project one of my "13 Days of Halloween" event on my blog The Magic of Ordinary Days beginning Oct. 1st!

~ Happy Crafting!



NickelNook said...

Great project Stephanie! They could easily be changed up to suite any season or theme! Thanks for the inspiration!...Nancy :o)

Jessica said...

Stephanie these are FANTASTIC!!! thanks for the easy step by step instructions. Happy Halloween!!

Lisa West said...

Love these, I'll have to keep checking on your 13 projects! Lisa

Karen L said...

How did I miss this post? Just had to say that these are awesome! I have a whole bucket full of square blocks that my kids used to use as children and never really thought to do anything with them. This would be a great little project. I could make some for the Christmas holidays as well! Thanks for the tutorial.