Friday, June 18, 2010

A Fun & Frivolous Gift or Craft!

And Happy Friday to you all!

Since I haven't had a whole bunch of time to create my sculptures or detailed pieces lately, I've been dabbling a bit with a fun craft I discovered while in Tennessee earlier this year.

I was in a little gift shop in Franklin, TN, a most adorable place called "Shops on Main" that was just filled with all sorts of really neat craft-type items. Anyway, I saw these little blocks of wood that were painted up so cleverly, and I hadn't seen anything like that before. I loved the simplicity of them and wanted to try my hand at creating something similar. The possibilities really are only limited by what you want to embellish them with. The ones I saw had nothing on them at all, just basically paint, so I "glammed" mine up more and added my own quirky spin to them.

Basically they're just blocks of wood - use whatever kind you want. The one above is a pine 2x4, that I cut and painted. Then I added "stuff". That's the fun part! Just add whatever you want! I did glitters and then added a saying mounted on some scrapbook paper, antiqued it a bit with a wash of ink, popped on a crown that I got from a scrapbook store, and there you go! A simple and easy gift, or craft item ready to go in about 1/2 hour or so.

I did a few of these earlier for Halloween that I just love too!

Think of these for dolling up your desk at work, in a little niche somewhere, in a Halloween vignette, a shelf-topper, on a nightstand, a gift for a girlfriend, as an addition to a gift basket...just so many fun and frivolous uses!


The Frog Queen said...

Those are absolutely adorable. What a great find and a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing.


Once Upon an Equine said...

Those are great! Very pretty and the sayings are quite witty...and true!