Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Fall Blocks

Another challenge is up at Ribbon Carousel.  This week it is Anything Goes, easy huh?

I was inspired by this challenge at Cupcake Inspirations:

And this is also another entry into the CR84FN challenge:



For my project I upcycled some scrap wooden blocks that my dad gave to me awhile ago.  He is a woodworker and has a lot of scraps laying around so I asked him if he could cut and sand some for me one day.  He showed up with a huge box full!  Which makes this also fit the City Crafter challenge - 3D

I used my new Farmhouse paper from Crate Paper, I am really loving Crate Paper lately!  I used my Slice Fall and Back to School cartridge to cut out the letters and leaves.  The buttons are from PTI and the burlap is just some scrap that I had laying around.  Once the blocks had been painted I made my paper panels (sewed, etc) and then adhered them to the blocks.  I then wrapped the blocks with some May Arts Jute ribbon and some Jute twine.  I also used the Jute Twine in the buttons.

The 4 blocks:

Some close ups



Don't forget Ribbon Carousel now has Ribbon Kits and look at this yummy kit for October!

28 comments:

TesaB said...

What a wonderful Fall decoration set! Beautiful!!!

Carla said...

Gorgeous Laurel!! Would love these on my mantel :-) Might have to make a set!

Jay Gee said...

These look amazing Laurel! They would look fabulous on a mantle :)

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, how fabulous! I absolutely adore your fall blocks, Laurel! Such a great idea to have your dad save them for you. I could see versions of these for every holiday. Gorgeous!

Jeanne said...

After I got done looking at all the eye candy in the challenge pictures, I got to admire your blocks. Wowee, those look fabulous. Great job!

~amy~ said...

love your fall blocks...sooo fun!

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

gorgeous blocks! absolutely gorgeous!

Rene said...

This is AWESOME!
Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week! Good luck!

Karen Pedersen said...

You always make the CUTEST blocks!

Lisa said...

These are so fun Laurel! Cute DPs and autumn leaves!!

lynn said...

gotta love a woodworking dad, huh! these are the cutest things, laurel!

Sue Lelli said...

Laurel, what a CUTE decoration for FALL! LOVE those wood blocks THX DAD!) and the FAB paper! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Marie said...

Laurel, wonderful Autumn decoration. Never realized that wooden blocks could be so beautiful. Thanks for playing along at CR84FN.

Karen B. said...

Love this idea and the colors!

laterg8r said...

such beautiful colors - what a fantastic project :D

Virginia L. said...

Love your fall project, Laurel! The leaves and mesh textures are perfect for this design!

Charlene said...

Gorgeous FALL blocks Laurel!! Great decoration for the home!Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation at The Shabby Tea Room :-)

Ros said...

Oh Wow!! these are amazing ... what a fabulous idea and I love how you decorated the blocks ... so very petty ... I adore the Fall colours ... thanks so much for sharing with us at CCCB

Alanna said...

WOW,these are amazing. Love them.

Debgem said...

What a super project! Love the different papers and the lovely texture. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Whimsey said...

Oh, those are delightful; LOVE the various sizes; perfect!

Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!

Hugs,
Michele

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

OH wow, that is fabulous, thanks for sharing it with us at CCCB!

Julie E said...

Ooooo what a great project! Love the way you stitched thru the letters and that PP is soooo yummy!

Linda R. said...

These look amazing.. LOVE THEM!!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Heather Innusa said...

ACK! This too is so absolutely adorable!!! Such a great fall project!

cnelson said...

Such a FUN and FAB fall project! LOVE it! Thanks so much for joining us this week at CCCB!

Jen said...

This is FABULOUS! Oh my gosh, your creativity is never ending! I love the details and the stitching! You have me inspired to make some of these! Thanks for inspiring!

babar said...

It is good to use scrap pieces of wooden blocks as decoration to do some type of art work on them just like above one,fantastic idea.
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