Thursday, February 14, 2008

February Craft

Hello girls,

So since I am in charge of the craft this month, I was thinking that we could make these little blocks....

We made them in relief society and there were so many different variations that people did with them.
What you do is get your blocks (4x4) and paint them if you want. Then you mod-podge whatever you want on top of it. For mine, I just put pictures on all the sides. Some people put pictures on some sides and then scrapbook paper with little sayings on the other sides. Another idea is to put a different letter on each block, so I might do 6 blocks and put B-E-N-S-O-N on them. You can also do the blocks seasonal if you want to. McKenzie mentioned the idea to do 6 blocks with S-P-R-I-N-G on them.

I think there are so many different things we can do with these, so it might be fun! So if we all decide this is what we want, I would just get the blocks and have them cut, then everyone can bring whatever they want to put on them... If you would like vinyl lettering, I can order that from Jan's neighbor, so I would just need to know what you want it to say and what color and what font. If you want to do pictures, there are 6 sides on each blocks, so you would just need to bring whatever pictures you want (make sure they are NOT glossy!)

Also, they don't take a TON of time, so if you want to do more than one set, that would be perfectly fine. You can do as many blocks as you want. In my calculations, each block should be around $1.00.

Everyone, just let me know what you think and how many blocks you want.


Em Russ said...

Cute. We did something similar in RS once and used 6 blocks. You cut a 4x6 picture into 6 squares and then do a kind of puzzle. You end up using 6 pictures to do all the sides... just an idea though.

Wish I could make it!!

Natalie said...

I was just thinking...
If anyone wants pictures on their blocks, I can get them made for you. I'll probably be getting some done for me too anyways.
If you want, you can just email the photo to me and I can get them printed at costco... they are 15 cents each for a 4x6.

Shawnee said...

I'm not sure what I want to do with them yet for sure, so how about 10 blocks...and I'll decide what I want to do with them! :) Thanks Nat!

Natalie said...

Ok, so I did a little better calculations, and each block will be 35 cents... so that's not bad at all.
Will everyone please let me know how many you want so I can get them bought and cut?

Thanks, Natalie

Tami said...

Nat, I talked to you about this already but I decided I want 13 blocks. 5 for spring and/or other season blocks, 5 for JONES, and 3 blocks for pictures.
Thanks Nat!

Shanna said...

Hi sorry it took me so long to respond! I think i'll get 6 blocks, i have no idea what i'm going to do with them yet but i'm sure i'll be able to figure something out.Thanks Nat!

Anonymous said...

I want 7 blocks. I figured I would get a little more than I actually needed because I am not 100% sure what I want to do with them yet. Thanks Nat! I am so excited for our craft day!

Natalie said...

So, I went to Home Depot and I just got two 12 feet posts, and I'll cut them up...

That means we'll have 72 blocks to do whatever we want with. If we use them all, that would be great, and if we don't, at least we'll have extras.

Anonymous said...

That sounds great Natalie! I am so excited! Thanks for putting this together.

Dan Dannehl & Family said...

Wow, very cute.
Dan n Katie