Thursday, November 17, 2011

Family Picture Block

Hi everyone!  It's Candace and Nicole from Crafty Sisters!
We were so excited to craft with this month's theme, FAMILY! 
We love any excuse to display family pictures, and this project is simple to make!
A couple of years ago, Nicole cut out a bunch of these family letters on blocks for her friend Celeste.  This week she is cutting more out for her friend for quick and easy Christmas presents that anyone would love.
We always wanted to make one for ourselves, and this month's theme, "family" was a perfect excuse. 
We cut our letters about  3-4" ourselves with a scroll saw,
 but you could easily pick up unfinished wood letters in many of the craft stores. 
You will need letters, 1/4"dowel, mini clothes pin clips, and a 2x4 cut at 12 inches.
We arranged the letters how we wanted and cut the dowels accordingly,
approximately at 1 1/2, 2 and 3" increments.
Cut your paper and Mod Podge onto the front of the 2x4.
You can really personalize this any way you want with ribbons, flowers
and inspirational quotes.
Drill holes in the 2x4 and letters  to fit the dowel, then tap and glue into the 2x4 and letters. 
Make sure you tap gently or you'll split your letters.
Attach your clips with glue, and place your pictures on!
There you go! 
 A great way to display your favorite and meaningful family photos!
Thanks for the great theme Wendy!

1 comment:

Krystal said...

oh my word that is adorable!!!! That would make an awesome gift!!! I'm totally going to have to have to copy this!