When I wrote that title I thought it sounded like a block to summer, an obstacle. No, no blocks like that here! Summer is in full force and I'm kinda sad that school starts back in less than a month!I have postponed many planned projects because it's just too.darn.hot.
But I did finish one little project (but only because I could do it indoors, in the AC). I made these:
They are season blocks. They spell out summer, autumn, winter and spring. I ♥ them!
Here's how I made them:
I bought 2" wood blocks from Hobby Lobby. I painted each block a different color with acrylic paint. Then I decoupaged a 2" square piece of decorative/scrapbooking paper onto each side of each block. I chose colors and designs that corresponded with each season. Then I decoupaged the letters (which I cut out with my Cricut, but you could do this by hand - I have only one style of Cricut letter and I'm getting tired of it - I'd really like a Silhouette Craft Cutter, but I digress).
After they were thoroughly dry I took 150 grit sandpaper and sanded down the edges to distress and smooth. Then I took 220 grit sandpaper to further smooth the edges.
And finally I sat them on my mantle. Did I say that I ♥ them? I do!