Joy Blocks

In honor of Christmas in July - presenting Joy blocks. 

This craft is super simple.  But sometimes even the simplest of things turn out cute.  I started by cutting out three wooden blocks from a 4" by 1" board.  The largest block measures approximately 5.25" by 3.5". 

Next I riffled through my paper stash to find a trio just begging to be used.  Then I painted my blocks and sanded the edges.  Honestly, when I was done painting, I wished I hadn't because the paper looked so good with the natural wood - just a little something to keep in mind. 

Then came the magic of modge podge which was followed last but not least by a vinyl letter decal.  I love giving crafts like these as gifts because everyone kind find a little corner to spruce up during the holidays. 

And, if anyone's interested, I've used the rest of those papers to create a few ready to assemble kits for the Joy blocks on my etsy page.  They come complete with the precut wooden blocks, paper, and vinyl decals.  Just a little something to make someone's crafting ambitions a little easier.
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11 comments:

  1. What a great idea! It's like Christmas in July! Have a great day.
    Bonnie

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  2. Love em!! Never too early for Christmas decorations!!

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  3. Yeah for Christmas in July and yeah for darling JOY blocks!!

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  4. Christmas in July! FUN. It's great because you can get projects done without the stress of the season! I just started a link party and I would LOVE it if you'd consider adding your crafts to it! I'm having flower headband giveaway as part of our first party too! http://imtopsyturvy.com/index.php/2010/07/topsy-turvy-tuesdays-1/

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  5. Those are super cute, I love the fun Christmas paper!!

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  6. Oh, this is pure joy!!! Fantastic project--you are SOOO talented!!!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  7. Love these! I just adore the color scheme you chose! I am visiting from NFF and wanted to say that I'm happy to be your newest follower! I can't wait to see what else you have in store! I love new friends..so visit me at FrouFrouDecor :) Happy weekend to you!
    ~Terrell @ FFD~

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  8. Just awesome! I am so glad you shared these at my place! I am following you now :)

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  9. Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

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  10. Such a great and simple idea. Love that you created kits as well. I came over from The Answer is Chocolate. I am now following you as well. So much fun to make new blogging friends.

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  11. I'm glad you provided a tutorial on this although it seems pretty simple. These would look great around my home.

    Haupi

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