Sunday, February 5, 2012

Perpetual Calendar Blocks with Hearts

I am a self proclaimed Grinch when it comes to Valentine's Day.  But that doesn't mean I have to inflict my poor attitude on everyone else, right?  When I saw these cute red hearts at The Graphics Fairy, I thought they'd work really well on a set of perpetual calendar blocks.

I used some stash for this project, which is always great. 

These blocks are from a set my kids played with long ago.  This was one of those toys I was happy not to part with. This picture shows them after two coats of gesso. I did continue to add some white acrylic paint to each side.

I printed the hearts onto tissue paper, and cut each one out carefully.  I put a coat of Mod Podge on each side and gently smoothed the hearts onto the blocks.  

I agonized over the numbers and where I would place them, mostly because the nine always doubles as the six on the second block, and I wasn't sure how that would look.

I actually think this looks cool.  What do you think?  

After Mod Podging all of my numbers on, and letting it dry, I went over the whole set with One Step Crackle.  I dig the aged finish it gave my blocks.

Leave it to The Graphics Fairy to inspire this meanie to contribute something to this holiday of hearts! Thanks Karen!

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  1. Love this! We are hosting our first Kitchen Fun and Crafty link party this Friday (the 10th) and would love for you to share this! Feel free to stop by and grab a party button!

  2. Merhabalarrrr..Çok güzedllerrrrr..

  3. These are so cute! I especially love the crackle finish.

  4. Very cute!!! The crackle is a great touch!


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