Thursday, January 19, 2012

XOXO Block {Tutorial}

 I am IN LOVE with this EASY block I made today!  I actually started it last weekend, but didn't get back to it for a few days.  

I almost feel silly giving you a tutorial on how to make it, but I am doing it anyway!


-a 3 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 7 inch piece of Wood

-{XOXO} thin piece of wood that I bought at Michaels.  Cost about $1.  {It already had the XOXO on it}

-Bakers Twine

-Paint {I used MS Habanero Red and Delta Ceramcoat Tropic Bay Blue}

-Little Heart DooDad {i got at Dollar Tree $1 for a pack of 6}

-Palm Sander or Sandpaper

First, I painted the block red.  Let it dry completely.  

I didn't take pictures of this step.  Next, I painted 2 coats of the Tropic Bay Blue.  Let it dry completely.

Next, sand the block around the edges and on what will be the front {I did the back too}.  Sand until the red shows through.  I LOVE this look!

Glue on the XOXO with a glue gun.  I cut the heart stick almost in half, then attached the heart with the bakers twine.  Walaaa!  DONE!  I put a dab of glue behind the heart, so it stays. 

See, Easy-huh?  

Be sure and stop by Friday to link up with Friday Frolic!!


  1. Really cute- and I love that color combination!

  2. This is so darling! I love the colors too :)

  3. this is soo cute! Im lovin the color combo even though not traditional Valentines Day feels super Lovey dovey :)

  4. This is so cute, I really like the colors!

  5. This is adorable. And super easy! Love it! And Love the colors!!

  6. Love this! Thanks for stopping at my blog. Following yours now :)

  7. This turned out great! Good job. I hope you will link up to my I Heart Projects Party!

  8. That looks awesome! I would love for you to link up at my new Valentine Party at!

  9. Very cute! I love the colors! You should join me for

  10. Oh goodness, I love it and I'm so glad you did a tute. I'm not very experienced with painting so I would need a little help to get the two color tones. I love it with the red peeking through, it looks fabulous with the aqua. I've got a bunch of that red and white twine too. Just love it and I hope my Michael's has something similar to that XOXO! Thanks for linking up to A Crafty Soiree!

  11. Thanks so much for linking up to the Manic Monday link party…it was a huge success! Make sure you check back Sunday when I feature the top 3 posts. I’ll be hosting another Manic Monday linky party this week- the theme is “Favorite Things”…details will be posted at noon. 

  12. I featured your post on my Bedazzle Me Monday: Valentine Top 10 on Facebook!! Thanks for linking up :)!/pages/Everything-Under-the-Moon/290147087666273

    Happy Valentine's Day!!

  13. Love this! Featuring you on my blog tomorrow!


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