Monday, April 5, 2010

Birthday Countdown Blocks

In my family, birthdays are a big deal. My kids plan their birthday parties all year long. My mom said they got that from me. I have been wanting to make a birthday countdown for a long time, and now I finally had time to do it.

Items needed:
- (2) 4x4 blocks
- (1) 6x11 inch base (I used MDF board 3/4 inch thick)
- VINYL from VINYLGIFTSANDMORE.COM (Saying and Numbers)
- Mod Podge
- Scrap booking paper
- Craft paint
- Tacky glue

1. Paint your base and the outside edges of your blocks. Pick some color that goes well with your scrap booking paper. You don't have to paint the inside because the paper will go there. Let the paint dry.

2. Cut your paper so it will fit on the block. I cut my paper a little smaller than the block so you can see the brown edges. Make sure you cut a small thin piece to fit on your base.

3. Glue the paper on the block with tacky glue. (Shown below) Then follow the instructions on the Mod Podge bottle and Mod Podge the paper. Mod Podge is a good seal so the paper does not get damaged.

4. Optional: Use a sponge paint brush and brush the edges of the paper. Mod Podge over the paint.

Rub on the vinyl numbers and Birthday countdown saying. We will also have a Christmas count down. The vinyl kits will be on the website soon. Contact us if you would like the wood kit and vinyl kit together.


Mod Podge Amy said...

Very cute! I love these -

Stacey @ Fun to Craft said...

Those are too cute. I have been wanting something similar. I love how yours turned out!

Kelley said...

Very cute! I have been into all the wood /vinyl much cute stuff can be done. I love it.

Lori said...

Super cool! Birthdays are a big deal over here as well. My daughter will be 13 in May.

Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another great party.

Stacey @ Fun to Craft said...

Love these! I am featuring this as part of 'Look at me, I'm SO Crafty!' Party at Fun to Craft. Thanks for linking up! Come by and snag a featured button.

mmtncrfts said...

Very cute! Kids love countdowns! Thanks for sharing.


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