Ginger Snap Crafts: tutorial {blocks that say a lot}

tutorial {blocks that say a lot}

If you follow my blog you’ve heard my BIG news already!
I’m the new Craft Contributor over on Lil’ Luna.
A couple of weeks ago I shared
this post….
thought I’d share it over here just in case you missed seeing it!

blocks that say a lot

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Today I'd love to show you how to make
these super fun & versatile {blocks that say a lot}.
From these 7 blocks with 4 letters on each one
you can make 15+ seasonal words!!
I got the idea from Keirste at Brown Paper Packages.


You'll need the following supplies:


a 4x4 cut into 7 square blocks
(You can buy 4x4's at
Home Depot or Lowes.)
paint & paint brushes
sand paper
*vinyl lettering

*For my vinyl lettering I used a few of my favorite fonts.
I wanted my blocks to mismatched & kind of fun. Smile
FYI: I used a different font on each block. 

Fonts I used:

cafe rojohula skirt girl,

ck chemistry
, elise,
fontmoochers,

high tower text, impervious


I slightly sanded my blocks, and then I painted them. 
FYI: I also painted each block a different color.
Thought they'd look cute like that.
Then just let the paint dry,
and then you'll apply your vinyl lettering.

BLOCK 1- H, Y, E, D
BLOCK 2- A, C, R, S
BLOCK 3- R, P, E, T
BLOCK 4- V, N, L, O
BLOCK 5- E, O, M, D
BLOCK 6- S, M, K, I
BLOCK 7- T, F, B, W 
That's it!  Super cute & easy! :)


Here are some of the words you can spell:
Family
Blessed
Snow
Home Harvest Spooky
Winter
Mother
Dream
Easter 
Freedom 
Welcome
Friends
Faith
Hope
Monster
Can you think of any others??? Smile

Hope you are having a great Monday!

 
 
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11 comments:

  1. What a fabulous Idea! What size did you cut the blocks and the vinyl?

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  2. What a great idea! Now I'm REALLY hankering after a silhouette (maybe I should learn how to spell it first before getting one? :) ) They look great!

    I did some "joy" blocks recently and just used flat alphabet stickers. They just need a coat of mod podge to finish. Fab idea and congrats on being a contributor!

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  3. Jackie,

    The blocks are just a 4x4 cut into squares...but if you measure them they are actually 3.5 inches by 3.5 inches. I just cut my vinyl to fit that.

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  4. I love multi-usage decor like this! I was trying to see if you could make LUCKY for St-Pattie's (it's really on my mind lately, what with all the decorations around blogland, even thought I've NEVER celebrated it), but there's no U anywhere!? I suppose you could always add more letters since there are 6 sides and you are using only 4 of each. And thanks for the great new fonts!

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  5. I make these for babies rooms, for decor as they are too heavy to be toy blocks. I like your idea of different fonts and making it seasonal. Mine are made custom for the customer, so a child's name can be spelled as well as a few other words that the customer chooses. Usually there is a design or two, like a truck (for boys) or a flower (for girls). Thank you for sharing your tutorial!

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  6. Where do you get your fonts? I couldn't find most of them.

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  7. I get most of my fonts here for FREE! Yay!

    http://www.kevinandamanda.com/fonts/

    Ginger

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  8. These are great! Well done!
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/

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  9. I just made these and LOVE them! I found that you can spell Home and then also BAR with the left over blocks :) perfect for above our bar :) Thanks for a great tutorial!

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