Yesterday after all my complaining about how busy my days are...
#5 and #6 took a nap at the same time....#5 slept 2 hrs and #6 4hrs
So what does any good mommy do? Laundry? Prep dinner? Clean house?
Nope she crafts. (blame pinterest)
I have been wanting to do one of those block crafts for ages. On Sunday I had hubs cut me some wood from the scrap pile.
Then realized I needed white paint...my sweet neighbor next door loaned me some...and since she loaned me some I decided to make her a wood block too (hence the B block)
It didn't turn out perfect...but enough so that the imperfections didn't matter...
I got some blocks and sanded the edges and any rough parts
Then I painted just the fronts...(or wherever I wanted the letter to show through)
Then I used my favorite tool...my Cricut and cut out vinyl letters to stick to block...
Then painted entire blocks black...
I was hugely impatient between drying the paint and sticking letters... I had no idea how long babies would sleep... that I stood over blocks with a magazine fanning them to dry. Yes, I'm sure I was a sight.
I had a feeling I'd be in the middle of painting and a baby would wake. I mean when do I get a whole 1 or 2 or 4 hrs to do a project uninterrupted?
You can see after I peeled them up that they bleed a little
....but that gave me another idea....I took some of my walnut stain and wiped it over the white and rubbed off quickly for an aged look.
Then I sanded the edges again for a worn appeal....I think they turned out cute.
More so that I quickly made myself one for my new pantry door I painted black a few weeks ago (pinterest made me)
This board was pretty thin....I took some extra burlap and stapled it to the back of the board....
Then I used those 3m Velcro tabs for hanging light pictures and stuck it to my pantry...I didn't want the letter banging on the pantry door every time a kid opened and closed it...and thought a nail in the door would get me in trouble...Those 3M velcro can hold up to 15lbs on the large tabs! Volia
I think I'll make a handful for the ladies in my family for Christmas gifts this year! It was a fun project and I think they will like them.