Thursday, February 3, 2011

Stacked Blocks

Due to the HUGE storm - the last two days have been snow days at our house. Since we were stuck inside all day we decided to do a little crafting. I was looking for something 'wintery' and headed down to a tupperware I have in the basement full of scraps of wood, metal, etc. I found these blocks and decided to make those cute stacking blocks you see all over blogland these days.

- 3 pieces of wood cut any length you'd like (these are about 3,4,and 5 inches - cut from 2x4s)
- paint
- scrapbook paper
- Modge Podge
- distress ink/stain
- printer, vinyl, or stickers

1. Paint the wood blocks any color you'd like. These were just painted white with some craft paint.

2. Distress the edges with ink or stain.

3. Cut scrapbook paper to fit each block and then Modge Podge it on.

4. Add stickers or vinyl. I used white stickers I had found in my scrapbooking stuff. I finished these off with a big brown ribbon.

Have Fun!


  1. Those are so cute! I love the brown and blue together:)

  2. Can you tell me what color distress ink that you use the most? and how do you apply it, from the pad or an applicator? Thanks!!

  3. Tonja, I use the distress ink that is called vintage photo. I have wanted to try many other colors but haven't run out of my first one yet. You do not need an applicator, just rub it on the edge of whatever you're trying to distress. Hope this helps! Have fun :)

  4. Thanks so much!! I bought Tea Dye, I think. then saw the vintage photo and thought maybe thats what I need!!! probably just need both!! ;o) I bought an applicator thinking it would help me...but I got felt and thought I should have had foam! ugh!! I'm VERY new at being "crafty" and VERY OCD!!! so I guess I need to practice!!! Me and my friend made some of your conversation heart blocks!!! LOVE your BLOG!!! do you also have a Facebook page?? Thanks again!!