Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Block Ornaments

I'm has been a bit crazy. I doubt that it will settle down much. But that is part of the charm of Christmas. I love the hustle & bustle.

The other day I saw a very cute idea to make an ornament with block. Here is the link from HOW DOES SHE. Here are the supplies that you need:

♥ small blocks {I found mine at the a thrift store a while back, but you could just cut wood down} any where from 1.5-2 inches.
♥ mod podge
♥ pictures {I just printed out some wallets}
♥ scrapbook paper
♥ paint {& paint brush}
♥ ribbon or string
♥ metal eyes {from the hardware section}
♥ sandpaper {optional}

My blocks were already painted, but if yours are not...paint them. I just peeled the vinyl off of my blocks.

I trimmed my pictures & paper to the size of the blocks. I cut mine a little over so that I could trim it down with sandpaper. Then, mod podge the pictures to the block. Do the same with the paper.

Then I sanded the edges. Place a thin layer of mod podge over the block to seal & protect the pictures & the paper.

After the mod podge is dry...twist in the "eye".

Thread with a ribbon {or string} & have a cute personalized ornament. I also put the year on the bottom of the ornament.

I am keeping one for our family & then giving the rest away {shh...don't tell}. I think that I will make a new one each year.


  1. I love the idea of making a new one every year. Then 10 or 20 years down the line it would be fun to see how we've all changed throughout the years!! Thanks for sharing.

  2. What a cute idea for an ornament! My family would so love to see how they've grown since they pulled out the ornaments from the last year! They turned out so cute!

  3. I'm *so* copying you! These are way too cute. :)

  4. I saw her post too and I am using the blocks to make the picture holders for my MIL for Christmas. Love how yours turned out!



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