Thursday, February 2, 2017

6 Sided Valentine Blocks

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Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays. I love pulling out all of my pink and red decorations and making valentine's boxes and having our traditional surf n' turf dinner at home. It was a holiday I hated before I was married but I have come to love and adore as a spouse and a mom. I love buying each of my kids a box of chocolates and writing my husband a card each year. I also feel like Valentine's Day is a fun excuse to pull out all of our old wedding photos and decorate with them. These blocks have quickly become one of my favorite decorations. My kids love rearranging them and I love the fun personal touches. 


You will need: 
  • Four wooden blocks (mine are 2x2)
  • white paint
  • mod podge
  • a foam brush
  • scrapbook paper
  • black vinyl 
  • glitter vinyl or stickers
  • a way to cut the vinyl 



Paint each of the blocks your desired color and allow them to dry completely.


Trace the blocks onto pieces of scrapbook paper and cut out four squares of each color. I used four pieces of scrapbook paper on four sides I used paper and on one side I used photos and one side I used stickers.

Add a thin layer of Mod Podge to the sides of the blocks and secure the paper to each side.


Seal the paper on the blocks by adding a coat of Mod Podge on the top of each piece of paper.


Find photos that can be cropped to fit on the blocks. I used four pictures from our wedding day and traced the blocks on top of them and cut them out. Secure the photos to one of the blank sides of the blocks with a layer of Mod Podge and then finish it with a layer on top.


Cut vinyl out with a vinyl machine in different saying for each of the four sides with scrapbook paper on them.

My first side says L-O-V-E.

My second side says M-I-N-E.
 The third side says H-U-G-S.

 The fourth side says X-O-X-O and the last side has glitter vinyl hearts on them.


The blocks can be stacked on top of each other or laid out long ways. Since each block has a wedding picture and hearts on it, you can replace a vowel with a wedding photo or hearts if you want to help change it up.


These blocks are so darling and could be personalized with names and pictures of your children as well. I kind of want to make a set with pictures on each side of my husband's office. Valentine's Day is coming fast and these blocks are a quick and fun craft that anyone would love to receive, just pair it with a Hallmark Signature card and you have the perfect and memorable gift.


These Hallmark Signature Cards at Walmart are absolutely gorgeous cards with extra little touches to make them special. The one I bought my husband has little hearts popped out of the card all over the front of it. 



 Right now at select Walmart locations, you can find a coupon for $2 off a 2 card purchase (min $2 purchase required) that expires 2/15 right in the aisle. I was able to select my cards for my husband and my kids and get a coupon right there without any clipping necessary. You can find any kind of card for your Valentine in their Hallmark collection right now.


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24 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

Those blocks are too cute. What a fun idea. I love how easy they are to make.

Heather Wilson said...

These are so cute and look like a really fun classroom project. Or just a fun project to make at home with the kiddos!

Janel B said...

What a cute idea. It looks like a fun project that can be used year round no matter the holiday.

Jessi Joachim said...

These look adorable! I need to see if I can get time to make them with my daughter before Valentine's day.

Cathy McInnes said...

Hands down, most creative idea that I have seen today! I love the idea of this amazing DIY creation! {client}

tiarastantrums said...

This looks like such a fun craft activity for Valentine's Day for my girls. they would love to make these blocks for their young cousin.

Terri Steffes said...

Super cute. I love having projects that are permanent options for decorating. This would fit that description. I love the personal photos, too.

CoCo - Our Humble ABoden said...

Super cute! And a cute and fun way to jazz up your place for valentines day!

Wow Di said...

Wow what a great idea! LOVING that hallmark card with the hearts. Perfect for valentines day. You always find the best stuff!

Divya Mathur said...

Thanks for sharing this! I always get sad when Christmas is over because all the decorations go back in the closet, but this is a reminder that all holidays can be decorated for!

Allison said...

How cute! I love Valentine's Day crafts, I will have to save this, it looks cute and easy!

Carolyn @ Fennell Seeds said...

I love the idea to bring out the wedding photos on Valentines Day. I am definitely going to do that and maybe even break out the wedding video.

Kori {Kori at Home} said...

What a fun idea for Valentine's Day! Ill have to print this out to try with my kiddos.

Lydia said...

This is such a cute and fun idea! I love how you added a picture on one of those blocks

Tereza Kohutova said...

This is adorable! What a sweet little DIY idea, I absolutely love it. And you could change it up for different occasions too! I totally want to make one with pictures of my cats haha! x

Courteney Noonan said...

This is the cutest Valentine's Day DIY I've seen so far this year! Maybe I'll make this or something similar for my boyfriend

Kristin Swenson said...

Awww these are too cute! I have a little crafter on my hands and always need new ways to keep her creativity engaged!

Jennifer (JenuineMom) said...

What a fun DIY craft! And it looks so simple to make. This would be fun for birthdays and other holidays, too!

Hil'Lesha O'Nan said...

I really don't do much for Valentine's Day, but this is an adorable craft that I know that my children would love. Thank you for sharing!

Cecilia C. Cannon said...

how did you come up with this!!! amazing. I know my kids would love to tackle this project before valentines day. thanks for sharing.

Rachel @ Kitchen Cents said...

I just love these blocks... no pun intended. They are so cute and easy. I make some around Christmas with a similar idea. So fun!

Chelsea said...

This would be a really fun craft to do with the kids! Especially adding special photos!

Kerri said...

What a great craft! My girls would love to make this and give. I bet their grandparents would love to receive it.

amber said...

I love this idea! I think I'll try it with a few of our wedding images... This is a great product to recommend to clients for images from their valentine mini sessions!