Christmas Postcard Blocks

6:18 AM

My inspiration today came from 
December 2012

The magazine featured beautiful Christmas cards 
decoupaged onto wood.

I took this idea and ran with it... 
not Christmas cards 
but Santa postcards from 

I cut 2x4 pieces of wood into block shapes and painted them 
white with Anne Sloan chalk paint.

Printing out several Santa images, I cut them to size and
used Modge Podge to decoupage them onto the blocks.

When the Modge Podge was dry I sanded the blocks.  Furniture wax, stained with brown paint gave the blocks an aged look.

Wrapping the block in a length of jute finished off this gorgeous 3D postcard. 
They would look great with a postcard back on the other side!
(I thought of that later)

A Happy Christmas!


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  1. Susan that is the nicest idea. I'm pinning now. Think of all the size possibilities and hanging ornaments too! Definitely doing next year. And I bet they look great with those wooden candy canes.

  2. I am pinning this too. They look so antique! What a wonderful idea. Cheers.

  3. Oh I LOVE this! I'm going to HAVE to make some of these. I'll be adding some glitter to some choice spots. Thanks for the inspiration. Have the Merriest of Christmases!

  4. FINALLY something I like and can DO to use all the old cards I saved. Pinning, and by the way in the pages there is my friend Janel from NellieBellie and her shelves. Now I have two reasons to go buy the mag.


  5. I love this as I now know what to do with those wonderful graphics! But was wondering what kind of wax do you use? I often read about people using wax but I don't know what kind.
    Happy Holidays,
    Karen from Buffalo

    1. The only wax I use is the Anne Sloan furniture wax, the dark gives a great color.

  6. Love these! So great to place in front of each plate on the Xmas table.


  7. Fabulous. I love the Graphics Fairy - I used some of those on the back of my advent calendar - the kids want to see the numbers, but I want to see the images! What a great idea.

  8. Wow those are so neat!! And a lovely idea too! :) xo Holly

  9. This is a great idea...I never know what to do with the cards I recieve. This is perfect!

  10. These I love, perfect for a bookshelf or a place where you need a little Christmas somethin; but just a bit!

  11. I didn't get these made last year, so maybe this year cuz I still love 'em. Thanks for linking up.

  12. These would make great gifts and you could make them for any time of year or occasion too! I love them!

  13. Did you use inkjet or laser copies of the graphics before applying the modpodge?

  14. Another wonderful idea Susan!
    Happy Thanksgiving!


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