Friday, December 7, 2012

Christmas Postcard Blocks

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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21 comments:

  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.

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

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  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!

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  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.

    Bliss

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  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

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

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

    Jeanine

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  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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  14. Another wonderful idea Susan!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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