Crafternoon No. 1 – VINTAGE AD BLOCKS

First off, if you’re here for my usual photos, don’t worry, they are DEFINITELY remaining the focus on this blog! Crafty things are only going to show their faces occasionally; I will name any posts regarding a DIY/craft experiment “Crafternoon No. …”, so anyone who doesn’t want to know about them can immediately flee upon reading the title šŸ™‚ I am thinking of making a different blog just for crafty stuff to avoid confusing the purpose of this blog – we’ll see…

Anyhow, for the time being, these posts are quite a different style to my regular photo uploads, so let me know if you find them interesting or not in whatever way you choose!

OK – so here it is….Crafternoon number 1:

FUNKY BLOCKIES!

So far I’ve only made two just to see if it worked, and it did!

All you'll need for this project... 1) Mod Podge (or any clear-drying PVA adhesive) and a brush/sponge for application 2) Sharp scissors; I actually used manicure scissors - made it easy to get to the edges. 3) Wooden cube blocks - you can get large or small; it just depends on the look you want!
All you’ll need for this project…
1) Mod Podge (or any clear-drying PVA adhesive) and a brush/sponge for application
2) Sharp scissors; I actually used manicure scissors – made it easy to get to the edges.
3) Wooden cube blocks – you can get large or small; it just depends on the look you want! 4) Patterned cardstock/paper; again, the pattern is entirely up to you – I would recommend slightly more robust papers though as they won’t get soaked with the glue and ruined. That would be sad.

crafty items required

NOW THE FUN PART……

Essentially, what you’re doing is decoupage, so here’s a wikihow on the technique; you don’t need sealant as they suggest – just coat one or two layers of your glue over the top. Much cheaper šŸ˜‰

MY STEPS:

1) Cover one side of your block with a light layer of adhesive – just enough; not so much that it will bleed over the edge when you press your image on!

2) Select the part of your pattern you want to place on your block and on a flat surface (I used my chopping board) press the sticky side of the block onto the back of the pattern.

3) After the image is secure, cut off the edges using your scissors; it’s easier to cut with the image facing away so you can see the block edge as you cut.

4) Continue until you’ve covered each side of your block, then if you like cover it with a layer of clear glue.

side one blockies
The best part is, they’re reversible. Bored of one side? Flip it over!

VOILA, EASY PEASY – Give it a go, if you’ve got a free half-hour. Hope this was all understandable – it’s a test of my teaching skills to write a semi-tutorial šŸ˜›

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3 thoughts on “Crafternoon No. 1 – VINTAGE AD BLOCKS

  1. well your blog can always have more than one focus!! Believe me I tried to separate fashion+travel…and run 2 blogs for a while until I thought of merging them again…I have a lifestyle blog now!! This is a pretty easy DIY indeed! I made some easy coasters the other day, but have ambitious plans to make a statement necklace!!

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