Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Month to Month Blocks


This is a project I did about a year ago.  I made enough blocks to be able to spell out each month.  There are a total of 27 blocks and they are 5 1/2 inches square, and 1 1/2 inches deep.  I thoroughly sanded each block (this part took the longest). Then I painted each block and distressed all of the edges. I mod podged a letter on each block. (though in hindsight I would probably do a letter on each side to cut down on the number of blocks, but that would take a lot of figuring out which letters you never need together!) This is an easy project, but it is time consuming.  If you want to try this yourself you may want to do a month at a time and build up your 'collection' as you go.  

break down of the blocks you need

A 2    B 1    C 1    D 1    E 3    F 1    G 1    H 1    I 1    J 1    L 1    M 1    N 1    O 2    P 1    R 2    S 1    T 1    U 2    V 1    Y 1  total 27

I think this would be cute with some scrapbook paper behind the letters too.  My taste is more simple, and that is why I chose to do it this way.  If you do attempt this, please email me pics, I would love to see your version!

8 comments:

Lauren said...

Super idea! I think it would be fun for holidays, birthdays, etc. too! Did you get the blocks at a craft store?

Bev @ The 3 Clutters said...

How cute! I can even make these!

Shanty 2 Chic said...

Oh... MUST copy!! So cute! Thanks for the break down... that would have been the hardest part for me:)
~Whitney

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Loves it. I actually just asked the hubs to make me some small blocks to spell holiday words. I may have to expand.

The McCrays said...

Love this idea!

Leanne said...

So cute and it's much easier to do them all at one time and get them finished. Thanks for sharing.

jen @ the inspiration studio said...

So cute! I'm pretty sure I need to make these now. I recognize that sun in the background too...you're welcome! I'm glad it got a good home!

Mod Podge Amy said...

Totally cute! Now you can spell anything you want - those are great.