Is it just me, or does the Target dollar section suck you in for at least 15 minutes every time you walk through their doors? That happened to me the other day and somehow I ended up spending like $30 on crap from those 2 little aisles! I called it my inspiration for future projects.
So, today I'm going to show you how to make this:
Out of this:
My goal for this project was to pretty much re-create the same block words that I purchased for a dollar, but jazz it up a bit. Also, it was my first experience with felt, spray adhesive and sanding paper so it was good practice for me!
This is what it looked like to start. The first block had 3D letters on it, so I yanked them off with a flat head screw driver.
I started making these blocks during the time that I was experimenting with chalk paint, so I painted one side of each block with pink chalk paint. My original thought was that each side of the block would be a different texture, but then I bought a book of Martha Stewart scrapbook paper and really wanted to use that! In the end, I had one side with chalkboard paint, one with felt, and the rest with paper.
I just sprayed the adhesive onto the blocks (not on the paper or else it will soak through!) and attached the squares. To make them blend together, I used an X-ACTO knife to get off the extra pieces and sanded the edges so it all blended together.
Here they are before:
I decorated our dining room table with them next to our engagement picture.