Today I want to show you a simple Christmas craft using those little wooden blocks from the craft store. I gave the little set in this picture to the parents of that sweet little baby on the middle block (who happens to be my niece!)
Basically, all I did was cover all sides of the blocks with pretty paper and photos, and I used foam scrapbook letters to spell JOY.
The secret that made this such an easy project is this--- I used a paper punch the same size as the block sides. (I think these were about an inch and a half, or maybe two inches.) No need to cut little tiny squares by hand. This will make it easier for little hands to do also, if you're making these with younger kids. (It helps that I have square punches in every size imaginable. I really loved to scrapbook for a few years. (Well, I still like scrapbooking, but I hardly ever actually do it.)
I used a few different, coordinated styles of fairly heavy patterned paper.
- First, I punched the squares.
- Then, I inked the edges of each little square with a coordinating ink pad. (Which isn't really necessary--I just like the definition along the edges that the ink adds.)
- I glued the squares to all sides of the blocks.
- Next, I added the foam letters to spell JOY. These were self adhesive scrapbook letters. (I used solid color cardstock, instead of patterned paper, beneath the letters.)
I can picture these with some vintage (or vintage looking) sheet music or script and some copies of vintage photos. Use your imagination.
That's really about all there is to it. Simple, sweet, and fun.
Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy your day!
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