Friday, 14 January 2011

Valentine Craft - I Love U

I know it has been ages since I have posted a craft. I am finally starting to get in some sort of routine and finding time to do stuff. And what better time of year than Valentines Day. I love Valentines Day it is the only time of year that we can put up Red and Pink decorations and get away with it. Well without the hubby complaining :) I have done so many crafts this week but I am going to only share one with you today. You will have to check back later for some more Yummy Craft ideas!So here is what I made:



Pretty Huh!! I thought I would do a little tutorial on how I did it. So here we go.

First off what you will need:

Scrapbooking paper (1 sheet)
3 wood blocks I used a 2x4 and cut it into the size I wanted you can make them any size you want
Vinyle Letters or Sticker Letters
Mod Podge
Sand Paper
A paint brush
scissors


To start with I had to kiss my little helper for good Luck. I mean it is my first real craft since she was born and.... OK who am I kidding I just wanted to kiss her because she is so adorable!!


First I cut the scrapbooking paper to fit the wood. I then glued the paper to the wooden blocks





Once the glue was dried I sanded down all the edges so the paper didn't hang over any edges. It also makes the paper not look so straight lined but almost like it is part of the wood rather then made to just cover it.

Next I put the letters on each block. You can use whatever saying you want. I also painted some black hearts in the corners just for a bit of an added touch.



Next I put a layer of Mod Podge over the whole thing to one make sure the letters are sealed on really well and two to give it that shiny finish which I love.



Lastly I took some Raffia which I had lying around, I actually bought it to use at Christmas but never got around to crafting ;) and some pretty pink ribbon I had left over from Siena's birth announcements and made a bow.



Lastly I stacked the blocks and hot glued the bow onto the top. See how simple that was and it is lovely. Perfect for my mantle.



This is just the first of many things to go on my mantle. Just wait until Next week and I show you what else I've made. I cant wait! If you make this I would love to see it. Send me an email or leave a comment with a link to yours.

9 comments:

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

This is cute! And great for Valentine's Day!! We would love a link up at Fancy This Fridays! http://trulylovelywiththelaneysisters.blogspot.com/2011/01/fancy-this-fridays-edition-7.html

Ellen said...

That's a very smart and creative idea... so gonna have to borrow that one, do you mind? :)

I'd have to kiss your little helper too, she's just sooo adorable. Congratulations!

xoxo,
Ellen

Mod Podge Amy said...

Cute little blocks! I love them.

Linda said...

the baby's pretty cute. :) The blocks are creative. I never thought to do that. Good job.
Linda

Kimberly said...

Super cute!

Christina @ The Tattered Tag said...

Simply cute! Would be a perfect idea to link up at my blog bash K.I.S.S.=Keep It Simple Sunday, have a neat giveaway also. Happy to be your newest follower.

http://thetatteredtag.blogspot.com

Karisa said...

Aww, that's so pretty, and perfect for Valentine's Day. Thanks for participating in the FaveCrafts Blog Hop! We're doing a special blog hop newsletter mailing as well and this project is being featured :) We'll see you back in February!

fio said...

That's very cute, I just started making valentine crafts today, might try blocks later on this week!

http://www.craftandsmile.com/blog2/2011/02/04/quill-a-little-love-tonight/

fio said...

That's very cute, I just started making valentine crafts today, might try blocks later on this week!

http://www.craftandsmile.com/blog2/2011/02/04/quill-a-little-love-tonight/