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Snow Blocks

When I was linking up to some parties last Fall I saw a super cute 
link the someone had shared. I had to go check it out. 
When I got there she had the Cutest Rustic Fall Blocks 
that she made for her mantel.
To see that post at Chase the Star, you can go HERE

I loved everything about these blocks, especially the technique she used. 
I knew I had to make these for something because
this is so the style I use in a lot of my decor.
 Today I am going to show you what I did. 
I turned them into Snow Blocks!!




How I Made Them:

First, my amazing hubby cut out my wood for me. I liked how in the ones a saw, the blocks were different sizes.
The sizes I did are:

S- 5 1/2" x 4 1/2"
N- 5 1/2" x 7 1/2"
O- 4 1/2" x 4 1/2"
W- 5 1/2" x 4/12"

They are all 1 1/2" thick.


I then sanded them down so they were nice and smooth. 


Next, I got on my Cricut and cut out the word "SNOW" in scrap vinyl I had. I used the font Bookman Old Style found in Microsoft Word. I made the letters a little smaller then each block.


Then I transferred the letters over to each block.


Next, I painted the blocks white. I painted all sides and did 3 coats on each block.


After they fully dried I pulled the vinyl letters off.


Then I took a piece of sand paper and sanded the edges of all the blocks.


Lastly, I took stain and rubbed it all over each block with a rag. I then took another rag and wiped it off so the white didn't turn brown. I used the color Early American.



I love the way they turned out! I can't wait to put them up with the rest of my snow decor on my mantle!!






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5 comments:

  1. So cute, and who doesn't have scrap wood just waiting for an adorable project like this?

    The best part is the sizing of each block, they are just different enough, but still flow, ya know what I mean?

    My fav picture is the last on on the walkway, you're a great photographer as well as crafter!!

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  2. ok- I might just have to go home and make these. (well along with about a million other things) but these seem so quick and easy!! I love that you left the letter part as a natural wood- kind of rustic and wintery in itself :)

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  3. Great job Jill! I love the pic of them in the actual snow! I will share this on my facebook page :) Thank you for linking back to my blog!

    Barbara at Chase the Star
    chasethestar.net

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  5. I love your little blocks...fun. Dianntha

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