Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Snowman Wood Stackers

This year I participated in Craftaholics Anonymous handmade gift exchange.   
I was pretty nervous, not knowing what in the heck I was going to make!
I was trying to decide if I should make seasonal Christmas, or something to match my partners' home decor.  Yeah, Christmas won out.  'Cause if she really hated it maybe she would still put it out at least once a year! 
*WINK* 
I decided on some wood stackers. Then I had to choose what kind of paper to use, her home decor is cottage style with blues. So I chose a snowman paper from Micheals.  
Then of coarse,  I had to have a fun saying...I didn't want to do the usual...
"LET IT SNOW" {not because I don't like it, I do...}I just wanted something different.
Google to the rescue!
Seriously Google is my freakin' hero!
I typed in Snowman Sayings.  They had so many to choose from.
I liked this one best though.

"A Snowman is love and laughter all rolled into one" 
Cute?
I think yes!

And this is how it turned out!





Want to know how I did them? 

Here's what you need to make your own:

-3 pieces of wood (Lowes can cut them for you if you need them to!)
-Mod Podge/Brush
-1 Piece of 12X12 Scrapbook Paper
-Stain/Brush or Rag
-Paint/Brush
-Sandpaper
-Vinyl or Stickers
-Tulle bow (optional)

I cut three pieces of wood in these sizes:1 1/2" X   8",10",12" I painted the wood with off-white paint, mod podged the paper onto the fronts, sanded the edges,  stained the edges with minwax walnut color, then cut my vinyl using the font Pea Sarah Cute. Stuck it on and then did another thin coat of Mod Podge.
Then I tied a tulle bow around the stackers to hold them together.  
So she can keep it on, or take it off and "off set"  the blocks if she wants! 

I hope she likes them!  Would you?
Have a great day!


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3 comments:

  1. Hey Kirsten!...I "LOVES" EVERYTHING you make!All of your ideas are so stinkin' cute!...I want one of everything!

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  2. I love it! I would never have thought to type "Snowman sayings" into Google!
    It's really great!
    Angela

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  3. That is darling! I love the cute things you can turn wood into!

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Thanks for leaving some "LOVES" and making me smile!