Sunday, September 23, 2012

RRR altered Halloween wood block

It is officially Fall now and I am guilt free in posting fall and spooky projects to my heart's content. I have been hoarding a few wood blocks and decided to play around with one. I love the old primitive ones from the good ole days with the sweet nostalgic images. The ones I have are solid wood and quite heavy. I painted it and sanded the edges a bit. I then grabbed some fun embellishments and some yummy RRR ribbon and started embellishing the block.
I wrapped my burlap ribbon in black around the whole block and hot glued it down. I added vintage style images to both sides and then made my bow for the top. I covered some chipboard frames with papers and added them to the images. Of course my top was way too plain jane so I added more ribbons for fullness. I used seam binding ribbons that I crinkled and aged with distress ink. I also added a chipboard stamped tag wound with Halloween baker's twine. A few more little goodies...buttons, a droopy houndstooth daisy, and some diecuts and I was done...almost. I sprinkled the block all over with some mica flakes. It kinda turned out vintagey...but primitive. I love that combination and can't wait to set it out on our new kitchen counters with some berries. Hope you enjoy! hugs, cherry


  1. LOVE this Cherry! SOOOO Fun and super cool!

  2. wow I need to get hubs to cut out some wood blocks like that. Yours is so awesome, love all your embellishments you added, perfect. I'll be digging in my stash for similiar goodies. Thanks for sharing, love it.


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