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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Name Blocks


I have been wanting to make some things for around the house for a while and am finally getting around to it. Well actually I am getting around to finishing some of the projects that I have started! I am great at starting projects but they often get pushed to the side and forgotten. I have made it a goal for September to finish at least three of those. I wanted to do something with our last name and decided to do name blocks with individual blocks spelling out our last name. I stared out with some plain wooden blocks, they are around 21/2"-3" and I pained them with some gray paint. I used a DCWV stack of paper that had coordinating grays, blacks, greens and some yellow and I cut out small squares of the patterns I wanted to use and adhered them to the blocks. There are several patterns of paper on the blocks but I made sure that all the ones that would be facing out had the same pattern and that the pattern wasn't so busy or dark that the letters would get lost. I cut out the letters using a Sizzix alphabet set called Sunset. We have two matching audio piers on either side of out TV, on this side are the blocks with out name and on the opposite shelf is a cute photo of us. Actually it is the first photo of us together and we weren't even dating yet, but I like it! I am happy with the way this turned out and glad I finally finished them.

You can also see a few of my Pez collection too. Kip likes Rubic's cubes and I try to find him new ones for his birthday each year and I have collected Pez dispensers since I was a teenager. Here is another photo back a little further and you can see more of them. This is only a very small sample of my collection too. The audio piers are a temporary home for them, Kip is going to help me design and build custom shelves to house them.


I am working on finishing a couple of projects for the kitchen right now and hope to show them to you soon!

9 comments:

Jane Wetzel said...

Hello there Gina my dear! :) So funny cuz I am ALSO one for starting several projects and not finishing them like I should! lol Yours is awesome and thanks for the "push" to get goin on mine!

Kathy and Lucky said...

Love these blocks, what a great idea :) Not sure I could work on something so small, so you have quite a bit of patience. Love the Pez collection, they are so much fun.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Love your blocks Gina!! What a great idea!! Great combo of pattern papers and colors!

Angela said...

Awesome project and I can't wait to see more of your kitchen and your pez shelves when their made and hung.

Hugs:)
Angela

Karin said...

I love the blocks and the paper you chose is great! What a cool collection you have too...Pez dispensers are a popular collectors item, but I've never seen anyone collect the Rubik's cube. How fun!

Tammy said...

Fantastic blocks Gina! I love the colors and that Sizzix alphabet die!!

Scrapping Julie said...

I LIKE IT GINA!! cannot wait to see the kitchen.. i am gathering things to get my kitchen project started.. yippee skippee

Crafty Cre8tions said...

Love the letter blocks!! I have Sunset diecut letters too - one of my favs!

Love your collection!!!

Maria :)

Pat (mspfd) said...

Very cool idea, Gina! What a great display!