Friday, September 16, 2011

Halloween Blocks {tutorial}

After my craft fail yesterday I decided to do something different today.
I wanted something to match the table runner I made for my entry.  But didn't have and orange vinyl.
Also after running my kids around the day previous getting supplies for my craft fail I didn't want to do that to them again.
So what does any crafter do?
I had the SSG cut out 3 blocks of wood. 
The bottom is 10 inches, the middle is 8 inches, and the top is 6 inches.
 First I started by painting them all orange.  I let them dry for about a half hour or so. While I went and designed and cut vinyl with my fancy silhouette.  Which I heart by the way.  It is by far the best thing SSG has ever bought me.
 I then put the vinyl on the wood making sure that they were stuck on there very well.  Didn't want paint to leak through.  On a side note, notice how happy that lady is to be at a cooking school?  Maybe I need to sign up and get a stupid looking oven mit too.
 Back to business....  I painted all of the blocks black.  I let that dry for about a half hour too.  I used this time wisely.  I cleaned my mess and changed a diaper. 
Anxiously I pulled the vinyl off.  The paint did leak through a little on the Trick or Treat part.
I think it adds a little something though. 


Andrea @ Keepin it Thrifty said...


Chrissy @ the Pearl Blog said...

Looks great.. and So easy. thanks for sharing!

Ambrosia said...

This came out really great!! Love how simple it is!

Unknown said...

Stopping by from BR link up. I love this project! Halloween is just so fun and those are adorable.

Judy @ In His Grip said...

Very fun.

Katie said...

Mandi I love this idea! I'm your newest follower and I'd love if you joined us over at Sew Woodsy and share these!

Vicky @ Mess For Less said...

That is a super idea. You can't even tell that it leaked at all. Love the look and how many things you can do with it. I am a new follower and would love for you to share this idea at my Real Life Tips Link Up

Vicky @ Mess For Less said...

Mandi, Have a great weekend! Thanks for linking up @ Real Life Tips Link Up. Vicky @

Marilyn said...

Soo pretty.. Love it..Hi there, I found ya via blog hop and had to stop in and say hello, LOVE all your creativity and space here.. Excited to get to share in more blog fun reads and inspiration from ya.. I'm officially following ya.. I'm Marilyn via - hope you can stop in & link this awesome craft in my fall crawl blog hop happening now :)) TY

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