The process was very similar, except I used a red/pink/white color theme, and used 4 blocks to form the word "love."
I decided to base coat the blocks in a flat black paint and sand the corners.
I used a variety of block heights to accommodate the different letter sizes.
Next, I sized a variety of Valentine papers and secured them to the blocks using spray adhesive.
I ran a line of glue along the bottom edge, ...
... then placed a ribbon onto the glue across all the blocks.
I flipped over the blocks and secured a wide piece of ribbon across the back.
Then flipped them again and applied the letters and some embellishments. I love this font! Coincidentally, it's called "Love Letters" -- totally appropriate!
A little bow made out of raffia gets added to the corners.
I decided to slice the ribbons to make the hinges, ...
... though it looks cute secured in a line as well. If you make hinges, you can still display the blocks in a line.
And this begins my Valentine's Day decorating!
Now I just have to figure out where to put it...
I also made a single block with photo clips. Now I need to make one with "XOXO" to match.
You can also do this with stenciled letters or vinyl letters if you don't have access to an embroidery machine. Give it a try! It's very simple and you can adjust it to fit your own theme.
And be sure to check out the endless list of inspirational ideas at my home page childmade.com.
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