Monday, September 13, 2010

Boo-tastic Blocks! [Tutorial]

Once more my awesome cousin-in-law at Mine for the Making gave me this awesome idea! Check out her page she has some amazing and creative ideas!!
I just LOVE the fall so I first wanted to share some of my fall decorations with you! I haven't started outside yet but it is coming along slowly but surely!
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OK so on to the project (again you can check this awesome project out at Mine for the Making’s blog as well!) I did it a little differently then hers but the idea was 100% hers! I loved it so much that I wanted to make a set for my small bathroom as a decoration for this fabulous season!
“Boo Blocks”

I got these three blocks from Michaels $.99 each!
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I painted them all black. I did two coats on each block.
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I then chose Halloween 12” x 12” paper that I liked. Once I did that I cut the paper into little squares to match the top of each block.
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I used a hot glue gun, black paint, scissors, paint brush and a plate to put the paint in.

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I glued the paper on to the top of the blocks once the blocks were completely dry!
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I then used the cricut and cut out the letters “BOO” the font size was 1-1/2”. I placed one letter on each block.
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I then embellished with extras! I used googley eyes, ribbon, beads, spiders etc. I found all of these objects in the craft section or scrapbooking section at Michaels!
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After everything dried I was able to place it where I wanted and it looked great!!!

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Thanks again Kara  @ Mine for the Making!

I am linking up with Funky Junk Interiors




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Mandy's Creative Corner said...

Thanks for following! I'm following back. And I just love all of your Halloween decorating ideas, they've inspired me!

Kara said...

Have I told you lately that I love you??? :) Your fall decor and your BOO blocks are SO CUTE Melissa!!! I wish we lived closer....we would have SO MUCH FUN crafting together!!! Can you, you, katie, arlena, and stephanie....seriously...people would not know what to do with themselves!!! :)

Love em! Keep em coming girl!

PS- Not sure if I told you, but Im makein FALL blocks and THANKFUL blocks too :)

PSS- If you go to Home Depot and buy scrap 2x4s and have your hubby cut them down into blocks, you will save a TON of money. NOt that $3 is expensive...but you could potentially spend $3 and have over a dozen blocks... just sayin ;)


PS- I am going to feature your sign and your BOO blocks sometime this week :)

Melissa Stewart said...

Thx Mandy! Right back at ya!! =)

Kara you are so right! Katie and Lena are so stinkin creative! I remember when Lena made pilgrim dolls with me lol Well when Kevin and I come out in the spring we should have a craft party! Just throwin it out there lol =) XO

Melissa Stewart said...

ps: thank you so much for featuring me!! You will have to show me how to do that!! =) xo

PSS: I am going to HD tonight and getting 2x4 lol

Megan said...

Nice blocks! Very festive and fun...especially the spider!

Colleen (Shibley Smiles) said...

Love the fall decorations and the blocks are absolutely adorable!


Scrappy Gifts said...

I love the papers you chose; they turned out great! I'd love if you linked up to my Scrappy Saturdays!

Lori@Paisley Passions said...

Those ARE Bootastic! Thanks SO much for joining in on Thrilling Thursdays @ Paisley Passions. I hope to see you again this week :)
~Lori S.
Thrilling Thursdays @Paisley Passions

Scrappy Gifts said...

Thanks for linking up to Scrappy Saturdays. Featuring this tomorrow!

Melissa Stewart said...

Thank you~~ I am super excited!!

nichole said...

Great idea! I am going tomm to get the stuff to make these!