Thursday, March 10, 2011

Lucky Blocks

"Lucky" Block Decoration

I found this cute St Patrick's Day decoration over at Every Crafty Endeavor and wanted to make one of my own. I immediately sent a message and picture to my sister to see if she wanted to make one too. She replied with a "heck yes" and that got our wheels turning.

First, I went to Lowe's to look for wood. I didn't know how big the blocks were, so I picked up a board that was 3 1/2 inches high and 3/4 inches thick. I asked Lowe's to cut it for me, but I won't be doing that again. They now have a fee for every cut over 2. The board was $6.78 and gave me 20 3 inch blocks, which comes out to about $2.40 for the word lucky and two shamrocks. Not bad.

Second, I had to find paper. I went to JoAnns and found that they had no St Patty's paper. I found other green paper though that was on sale, I even found some with glitter which I used for my letters. My sister went to Micheal's and found green patterned paper as well.

Next, we sanded all of our blocks and painted them to match our paper.
We cut the paper into 3 1/4 by 2 3/4 blocks.
Than used the Cricut to cut our letters out. We used Mod Podge to glue paper and letters on to the blocks.

Lastly, I tied ribbon around each letter.
You can omit this last step and it still look adorable.

So the grand total is probably about $10, which I think is a great price for
such a cute St. Patrick's Day Decoration.
Here are the final pictures.

I think they turned out great!
What sort of St. Patrick's Day decorations do you have in your home?
Let us know.



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