Sunday, December 2, 2012

MCT 12 Days of Christmas - Day 2


It's Day 2 of the My Creative Time 12 Days of Christmas, and today I have a little home decor to share with you.  This was a pretty simple project.  It takes some time for Mod Podge to dry, but that just gives you time for some other crafting in between!  The cute letters were cut with My Creative Time's Lowercase Fun Dies.


I started with some 1 1/2" wooden cubes that I picked up at Hobby Lobby.  I then took my favorite Christmas paper, Handmade Holiday from Simple Stories, and cut it into 1 1/4" squares.  After inking up the edges, I was ready to go.  I did one side all of the blocks at a time, covering the side with Mod Podge and placing the patterned paper on it, waiting 15 minutes, and then covering it with Mod Podge again.  Once all of the patterned paper squares were adhered, I put out the blocks in a way that looked good to me and then adhered the letters by putting a little Mod Podge on the block, placing the letters on that, and then covering with more Mod Podge after a 15 minute wait.  Once they were all dry, I put them out with a fun jingle bell tied with seam binding from Liz's Paper Loft Boutique!

HUGE GIVEAWAY

Okay, since it's Christmas time, Emma decided to give away TWELVE of her FAVORITE things to ONE LUCKY person!  She will announce one of the prizes each day in her video!  So by the 12th day, you will have seen ALL 12 items that ONE lucky person will be receiving!  All you have to do is leave your comment each day!  It's that simple!  ALSO, (very important) please leave your contact information so we can contact you if you are the lucky winner!

Now, be sure to click on the link below to see what Emma and the MCT Design Team have created for you today!


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64 comments:

alethea said...

I love how you have decorated the cubes!! They are fabulous!! HUgsxx

Joan Smith said...

Awesome idea and even I can do this and ya know I love it because it would make a great gift too and it's something easily packed away and taken out for years to come. TFS!!!

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pruttybird said...

I did something like this a couple of years ago using different holidays for each side of the blocks. Love the paper you used on yours.

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Kim's Kreations said...

Super and simple home decor. I can imagine all different words and papers. Great inspiration for my Christmas crafting.
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snappy scrappy said...

These are gorgeous...my fav DT project, along with the ornament!!! Lee-Ann :)
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katieo said...

Love this idea. The papers you used are so pretty
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AJ Scrapbooking & Cards said...

Awesome blocks Katie! I love the papers and Emma letters are perfect. TFS AJ-

linda said...

HI Love what you have made nice job.

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Minnie said...

What a beautiful project! Minnie

cm said...

Beautiful blocks! My shopping list now includes "buy wooden blocks" as a I already have the paper and my order should be arriving soon. Can't wait to give this a try. Thank you for sharing and inspiring.

Christine said...

I love your blocks. I've been wanting to do something like this for the past few holidays and never got around to it. I've Been Inspired! Now maybe this year it will happen! TFS --C

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Kristi said...

This is a gorgeous project and one that I have been wanting to try for a while now.
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Stacy B said...

Such a fun project and one that could be used for any time of year....maybe I need to start doing more home decor projects. So many great ideas out there. Thanks for the inspiration. slbuller@fullchannel.net

SueZee Alg said...

These would be neat on a mantle or use just to "fill in" those vacant non-decorated spots in your home.

CherylB said...

OMGosh!!! I am so doing this! Right now, in fact! I won't use wood blocks, but will use a cut file. This is adorable! Great job...

SlomoMom said...

Love your simple home decore piece! Great papers used on the cubes. Love it, TFS
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Angel Johns said...

I love these blocks. An idea I had floating around in my head but never got around to doing it. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing.

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Shar said...

I love these!!! Such a fun mantle decoration and easy too. Fab!!

jessica said...

What a GREAT home decor project!!! Beautiful papers and love the letters!!
TFS
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Caitlin said...

What a fantastic project! I am always looking for new ideas for home decor projects. I LOVE this!

Caitlin

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

Very nice, will look so pretty in your house!
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Houses Built of Cards said...

This is GORGEOUS!!! What a great project - and lovely colors too!

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Lady Fair said...

Beautiful project, Katie. I just have to try this. lflinesatcomcastdotnet

Patty said...

These blocks are so cute...love the papers!!

Momof4inArlington said...

What a fun and cute decor project! Although larger, I think I've got some baby blocks in storage!
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Teach4U said...

I love the decorated blocks. Beautiful.

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CA Scrapper said...

What a beautiful project! Love that paper.

Leslie
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TheTulipCollector said...

These colors add such a country homespun charm. I love it.

Diana said...

Love your colors. TFS!

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CathyinMN said...

Cute home decor project! I haven't used Mod Podge yet, but I may have to do something like this. Thanks for the great idea!
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Debbie said...

this is a wonderful idea and such a beautiful decorating decor, thanks for the inspiration. I have a box full of old homemade and children's blocks from my grown children and the grandchildren had also played with but now everyone is grown so the box is just in storage, now I can doe something with some of them thanks
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Sue D said...

very cute home decor--I like the addition of the jingle bell.
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Alvina said...

I love your project, thanks for sharing.

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liz at liz's paper loft said...

katie, your blocks are so cute! I really like that the wood is left natural with my favorite paper too!

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chillin with Quillin said...

gorgeous !!!!
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PoJo said...

I love your designs. As a newbie to paper crafting, I need all the help I can get!
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LDM Creations said...

Those are totally cute!

Sue said...

Super cute idea. Would go great on the mantel.

TFS
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Betsy said...

Love this! Cute, and so easy! Love the Handmade Holidays papers ~ my favorite papers this year!
Thanks for the chance to win!
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quilt4fun2 said...

Your blocks are so beautiful and the letters are just the right size for them. The big jingle bell looks great for a little bling. Great job!
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Suzanne said...

Hi Katie!
Love your BEAUTIFUL Wooden Blocks! They look so AMAZING! This would be a fun project to make with our kids :) Thank you so much for sharing....Have a wonderful day :)

Suzanne
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Cassandra said...

This is AWESOME!!! What a great home decor item for a fireplace mantel. I just love it! And that paper is the best :)

Brenda said...

Oh how I love these blocks! You always have the best ideas Katie!
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shanry said...

Perfect mantle decoration. TFS with all of us.
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Marissa said...

Your blocks turned out great! What an easy home decor project!

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Donna and Sara said...

Wonderful project, really love the lettering too. Great job. teachermom5@gmail.com

Kim H said...

Katie~ OMG!! These really turned out PERFECT and BEAUTIFUL!!! Well you know how I feel about the dies but those papers ~ OH my!!
I need that stack of paper!!! LOVE the jingle bell too!! Soul sister ~ you always AMAZE me ~ this is no exception!! This would look FABULOUs on my matel BTW!! LOL! AWESOME job as always!!!

Ruthie @ SeptemberNinth said...

These little blocks are so cute! Love the big jingle bell too!

Ruthie :)

Felicia - Scrapper in the Making said...

Love this. I have to try these wooden cubes. They are sooo versatile. Smooches...

Dorcas Troche said...

I love this. What a cute decoration for Christmas. I really love it.

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Crafty Moni said...

Super cute! Love the papers you used on your blocks:)

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.

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VICTORIA said...

Fantastic home decor. I love the little cube boxes!!!
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Margaret said...

Love the blocks. The could be done for other holidays also.

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Evelyn said...

Great home decor. TFS
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Gaylynn said...

I love these blocks. Such a great project.
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Mindy said...

Ive always thought that these block decorations were just so cute. Thanks for sharing Mindy1qc@msn.com

marg0006 said...

such cute blocks and makes such pretty home decor.

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CraftySarcasm said...

I absolutely love blocks . . . and these are top notch. Love the colors you chose. Those lower case dies are amazing.

Live Love and Scrap said...

I LOVE this project...sooo cute!!! It totally looks like something you would buy in a store...GREAT job Miss Katie!!!

hugs,
Sarah

Trina said...

Nice Job. I can see why the paper is a favorite, I like the variety of greens. Question, where do you find the blocks at Hobby Lobby?.

Scrappin with the bug said...

Super cute. I love the little boxes. Adorable.

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Taylor said...

GORGEOUS!! You are so right...the paper patterns are beautiful. Your ideas are ALWAYS so inspirational. Thank you so much for sharing. Hugz:) Taylor
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