Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Spring Has Sprung Blocks

I absolutely LOVE spring! The weather is amazing, there are beautiful flowers out, the leaves are growing on the trees... So what better way to celebrate than a giveaway? I'll randomly select one lucky person for these cute blocks! So here is how to get entered to win the drawing: You can receive 2 entries for becoming a follower of the blog. Receive another two entries if you go to our facebook page (Signature CreationsLLC) and click Like. (If you've already done this consider yourself to have 2 entries!) Leave a comment on this post or on our facebook post about your favorite thing about spring! Each comment receives 1 entry. I will post the winner on Monday.
Want to make the blocks yourself? Here's how:

I used 2"x4"s for all of the blocks. The "has sprung" block measures about 13.75" long. The "S" and the "G" blocks are 6.8" long and the other blocks are 3.4" long. After cutting the wood I sanded the blocks and then painted the back and the sides white.

Next I measured the paper. I like to measure my paper just a tad bigger than the block. I then modge podged the paper onto the blocks. I like to "paint" the modge podge onto the blocks. After the modge podge dried I sanded the edge of the blocks and the excess paper off.

Next I used the minwax stain on the wood and the edge of the paper.
After the stain dried I modge podged over the paper. I always say less is more when it comes to modge podge. When the modge podge dried I applied the vinyl.

And then I tied ribbons around two of the blocks and added a little bling for fun!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Laundry Room Sticker

Time for a giveaway! I randomly selected from my facebook and blog followers. (yes literally pulled a name out of a hat... so if you follow both you got entered twice:)). Congratulations to Betina Powers who won this cute Laundry Room sticker. If you are on facebook and want to follow there go to the Signature Creations LLC page and click like at the top of the page. I hope everyone is having a fabulous spring break. I know I'm having a lot of fun with my kids. I'll be doing a super cute spring block giveaway next week and the step by step tutorial here!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Home Blocks

I love Modge Podging paper onto blocks. I think it gives is such a fun look and depending on the paper you pick you can give it a different little twist. The HOME where your story begins blocks are some of my favorites. I love the saying!