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Valentine Craft: Easy DIY Love Blocks

I LOVE easy crafts! The quicker, easier, and cheaper they are……the BETTER! Especially when you’re planning a craft for a group or Super Saturday. So when I was put in charge of my church’s recent craft night, I put together these Love Blocks was one of the crafts. We made this simple Valentine craft that actually doubles as a Christmas craft {the back says, “NOEL”}. They turned out fantastic and the ladies loved them!

Valentine Craft

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This is a such a simple decoupaging craft that is great for beginners! The surface is small and easy to work with. I used my beloved Silhouette CAMEO to cut out white vinyl lettering. Vinyl makes crafts like this a breeze!

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I added a little bakers twine and a charm to amp up the cuteness factor. You could also use ribbon or lace or something fun like that.

How to make Decoupage Wood Love Blocks

Supplies: 2×4 wood, red paint, decoupage medium, foam brushes, vinyl lettering, sander/sandpaper, scrapbooking paper, scissors/paper trimmer, sealer.

  1. Cut 2×4 into these lengths: 6″, 5″, 4″, and 3.5″. Sand edges.
  2. Paint wood red. Takes 2-3 coats. Allow to dry completely. I used a hair dryer to speed up the process. {while paint dries, you can work on Step 3}
  3. Cut chosen scrapbook paper to 3.25″ x 5.75″, 3.25″ x 3.25″, 3.25 x 3.75″, and 3.25″ x 4.75″.
  4. Using a foam brush, apply decoupage medium to one side of one block. Apply appropriately sized paper over the decoupage and press firmly to remove bubbles. Repeat with remaining 3 blocks. OPTIONAL: Once the decoupage has dried, repeat with the back side and use Christmas papers if you want to put Noel on the back.
  5. After decoupage has dried, apply another layer of decoupage medium to the top of the papers. Allow to dry.
  6. Apply vinyl lettering.
  7. Embellish with ribbon, lace, bakers twine, etc. {optional}

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I don’t know about you, but I’m in the Valentine’s Day mood already! Maybe it has to do with the fact that its my birthday, but I love V-day! I hoping to get my Love Day mantel up soon. I have big plans for it! So excited! And yes, these blocks will make an appearance on my Valentine’s Day Mantel!

Happy Crafting!

Linda

Have you decoupaged wood blocks? What did you put on them?

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About Linda@CraftaholicsAnonymous

Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When not crafting, I can be found chasing my 2 small {but very energetic!} boys or playing with my new baby girl. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1
    Amber says:

    Really cute idea, I am not a huge holiday decorator, but these would look cute on my bookshelf!.

  2. 2

    Love it, pinned it. I need to use my silhouette more this year!
    Debbie

  3. 3
    Lindsay says:

    Love this! Thanks for the tutorial! I pinned it and plan on making it with my Silhouette I’ve never used……….

  4. 4
    Nancy says:

    So cute! May I ask where you got the plant from its so adorable!!:)

    • 4.1

      Hi Nancy,
      I got them at Lowe’s {of all places!!} I got them on clearance after Christmas. They had a Christmas ribbon on them that I simply removed and now I can use them year round :) Thanks for stopping by!
      happy crafting,
      Linda

  5. 5
    Melanie B says:

    Pin’d it! Just got Silhouette and looking for projects. This sounds like something I can do!

  6. 6

    Hey Girls, thought I’d save you some time by passing on this paint tip. Red is a really transparent paint color so you end up painting 3 coats, sometimes 4 to cover a new surface. If you paint the first coat with a medium grey color you can get away with only one coat of a dark red. This works with walls as well as crafting.
    Love the LOVE blocks. Totally adorable!

  7. 7
    Eva Scott says:

    Super cute! I’ve got to give wood crafts a try this year!!

  8. 8
    Shannon Fox says:

    Oh my, these are super cute! I have some scrap book paper I could use for something like this ;) I’ll have to have the hubs cut a few pieces of scrap wood for me!

  9. 9
    Georgia says:

    Such a cute idea! x

  10. 10
    Ashley says:

    Love these and making them now! What font did you use for the letters? Thanks!!

  11. 11
    Lindsey says:

    Linda–do you think it would work as well with paper letters mod podged on top instead of vinyl? Just thinking of a different look to it…
    Super cute project! Thank you for the tutorial! I ordered my Silhouette Cameo last night online, and I cannot WAIT to get started!!

  12. 12
    Samantha says:

    Oh wow, how cute are these love blocks? Any other alternatives to Silhouette CAMEO? :)

  13. 13
    Corissa says:

    I love this! Can you tell me where you buy the wooden blocks? Thank you :-)

  14. 14
    Maria says:

    Can you tell me the dimensions of your Vinyl lettering? And what font?

  15. 15
    Heather says:

    Beautiful blocks,I can’t wait to start making some of my own. Thank you for the idea.

  16. 16

    I love these!!! Totally borrowing the idea for my upcoming get together! Super cute!!!

    Happy Tuesday!