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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Nursery Name Blocks

Happy Thanksgiving week! I'm so excited for Thanksgiving! Handy Andy and I are going to Arkansas to spend the holiday with his grandparents, and I can't wait! 

As I said before, I boycott anything Christmas-y until after Thanksgiving, that normally includes Christmas shopping as well. Not that I boycott it, just that I generally don't get started until after Thanksgiving. Well, I got started early this year (well, early for me) and already completed the names blocks I planned to make for my adorable nephew’s room. And, just in case you missed this tutorial over at Go Greeno this week, here it is. These types of blocks can be found anywhere, so I really don't have a specific picture to show you for inspiration.

Here are the supplies I used:

1.     Wood blocks (varied sizes, lightly sanded and cleaned) – mine were cut from a 3x3 post
2.     Cricut Personal Cutting Machine and font cartridge
3.     Coordinating scrapbook paper
4.     Mod Podge and brush
5.     Paper Cutter
6.     Other embellishments (ribbons, buttons, etc)

First I used my Cricut to cut out my nephew’s name in red paper – you can also use the adhesive backed vinyl, but I couldn’t find red so I went with paper. I chose red, black and football-themed paper to match my nephew’s nursery. Then I cut out paper to cover the faces of the blocks. I arranged the paper and letters the way I liked and glued them on and brushed Mod Podge all over the layers. After that, I decided where to use the ribbon and buttons.

Once the Mod Podge dried, I hot glued the ribbon and buttons where I liked and then it was done!

So cute, personal and easy! And you could also make this as a gift for a newly married couple or family, using their last name instead. I bet this would be a cute decoration to give to someone on YOUR Christmas list! 

This is my last post until after Thanksgiving, so HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!

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  1. Love these blocks, very cute but also a perfect combination for a boy

  2. Super cute - you did a good job. Happy Thanksgiving....