Sunday Quick and Easy!

>> Sunday, August 2, 2009

Ok, so this blog post is going to focus on the EASY rather than the QUICK! haha. I know, i know, my sunday posts are normally about the quick! But this is a super easy and fun project that when not too terribly embellished, can be super quick. My version, not so embellished, so it was quick. :)

Now i will admit, this was a kit from My Mind's Eye. But, you could have a cheap and easy version by going to any hardware store and purchasing a long piece of wood and then sweetly asking the man working to cut it into squares for you. Dont feel bad asking, it's their job! :)

Here's what you'll need to start...
9 square pieces of wood
6 pieces of patterned paper (the size of paper will depend on the size of wood you use, you just need enough to cover the tops of 1 side of each block)
Modge Podge or other white glue
Sand paper - will make your world much easier




Another helpful tip to make your world an easier place.... number each side of your blocks. So have them laying out in front of you, and write a 1 on the top of each. Then turn them all the same way...and number then 2, keep going til all the sides are numbered. Then each paper will correspond with a number so if you suddenly dont know where you are in the process (trust me, it happens!) then you can easily get back on track.

Cut your paper so that it's the appropriate size for your block. I recommend doing 1 sheet at a time and try to keep them in order!!!! again, it will make your world easier! Brush the glue right onto the block and stick the paper on top. It is up to you whether or not you want to put glue on top of the paper.

Then just step by step work thru all the blocks. This is also an easy project to do in bits and pieces. :)

When you are done... your project will look like this...


Now this looks great on a a coffee table. If you purposely choose, you could have the patterned paper mixed up and turn it into a puzzle. Or perhaps this is what you tell people... it's supposed to not match up, i promise. hahahha.

You could also add photos and such. Beware of adding thick embellishments though or the blocks wont lay flat. :)

Ok, thats the EASY project for today, even if it isnt so quick. :)

4 comments:

Sam Sunday, August 02, 2009  
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Sam Sunday, August 02, 2009  

Thanks for the fabby idea Katie, gonna have to try this one.
Sam x

Tina Monday, August 03, 2009  

Awesome idea, love how easy it is too.

Meli Mitchell Tuesday, August 04, 2009  

I really love the idea of putting it on a coffee table. I did the same thing for a Halloween mantle decoration a few years ago and it's still one of my favorite things to unpack and display.
Beautiful choice on the patterned paper!

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