Thursday, August 23, 2012

Read - Learn - Grown Blocks

A few weeks ago, I was asked by Hollie at My Vinyl Direct if I would be interested in doing a project for them to feature on their blog. Since it's quite obvious I love anything to do with vinyl, I had to say yes! Here is the project I came up with. It's kind-of along the theme of back to school, but this decoration can stay up all year long. It's perfect for a playroom, reading nook, or even a library.
I used 3 - 5.25" x 5.25" blocks of wood and chose three colors that match our playroom.  For the base coat (the color of the alphabet letters), I mixed 1 part colored paint with 1 part white paint and then painted the top of my board.
Once that was dry, I added the letters I cut out of vinyl. For a minute, I wondered if I should just stop at this point.  It would be a totally cute project with three alphabet blocks like this!
But, I decided to go with my original plan. I painted over the top and sides with the original paint color (not the paint mixed with white).
When that was dry, I carefully peeled up the letters and was left with this.
Then, I added a wood cabinet knob I had painted and also the white vinyl word at the bottom.
I tied some cute white ribbons around the knob and then repeated all those steps with the other two blocks.
And now, I have a great little decoration for our playroom.
Come back tomorrow for the free digital file to create your own!
My Vinyl Direct provided all the vinyl I used for this project.  They sell Oracal brand, which is what I use all the time, so I know it's a great product!

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25 comments:

My Vinyl Direct said...

Angie your blocks turned out wonderful. I want to make them for my playroom! Thanks for sharing!

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Love the fun yet upscale graphic appeal of your blocks ! The tops are so sweet.

<3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
Wildly Original Linky party is open!

Amy C said...

I LOVE your blocks! They are so fun. I really like the way you put the alphabet behind and the words on top! Thank you for sharing.
Amy @ The Happy Scraps

Miriam@BeBookBound said...

These look so professional! I love them!!! Great job.

BerryMorins Bits & Tips said...

I'm stopping by for a visit today from Six Sisters' Stuff!
There are so many creative participants in this linky party. I'm on overload pinning, following and bookmarking.

Katie said...

Oh I love these blocks--great job!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

What a cute block - I bet it would make a great teacher gift!

Mandi @ Catholic Newlywed said...

I love these! I would have never thought to add the knobs at the top, but they really make the block!

I found you from Sugar Bee Craft's Linky party!

Nicole said...

Amazing blocks! I really love the technique you used for the letters.

Jen said...

I love these blocks, they turned out so cute. The colors are awesome too and the detail with the knobs is perfect!

Hani Shabbir said...

These blocks are so cute! I am pinning them. :)
Thanks so much for linking up and have a nice weekend.

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust said...

So darling & professional looking! Thanks so much for linking up on Fabulous Friday at Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust. You helped make my par-tay a success!

Warmly, Michelle

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