Friday, January 20, 2012

Valentine's Day Blocks {Reversible!}

I am so excited about this. I finished a project that has been close to a year in the making! Remember THIS post from last year? I finally made the Valentine's Day side (and if I do say so myself it's way better than the St. Patrick's Day side....I might need to revamp a little!).

My blocks were already sanded and painted so I was able to get right to work. I started by cutting out some v-day scrapbook paper 3"x3" (slightly smaller than the blocks). And then I inked the edges with red ink to make them stand out a little more.


Next I modge podged each paper to the blocks and then used my Cricut to cut out the letters "I", "L", "O", and "U".



I had a little trouble decided what to do as my "heart" so I made a few different options. I ended up deciding the felt heart embroidered with pink embroidery floss worked the best. It stood out the most.


The final steps were simple. I used modge podge to glue on my letters and hot glue for the felt heart. When I was done I felt like it still wasn't quite finished so my final touch was to add a few gemstones.

And the opposite of this:


Is now this:


I am so happy with how they turned out. Now I just need to decide where to display them.


I know it's still a month away but I already got out my Valentine's Day wreath too. I remember growing up that my mom always had a little valentine for us on the table either in the morning or when we came home from school. And when I was a teenager my dad always put a flower on our (his daughters) beds. I'm excited to come up with something fun and creative to do for my girls and hubby this year. Do you have any special Valentine's Day traditions?

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3 comments:

Sally said...

Love. Love. Love. And, you used my idea, which makes me love them even more!

Betty Rollins said...

Those are so cute! Great idea. Did you cut your block to be 4 x 4?

Jenn said...

Betty, the blocks are approximately 3 1/4" x 3 1/4". My mother-in-law cut them for me and I just told her to make them square.

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