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Winter decorations

My winter decorations are few and far between. After these two things I am going to show you today, there’s only a snowman family cookie jar left. (and since I had nothing to do with owning/making it, I’m not even going to show it to you) But, the two things I DO have, I really like. Maybe one day I’ll be up to getting more done for this dreary month of January, but for right now, I’m simply too tired from Christmasing to wow up my house for winter.

These blocks are made from a 4X4 post. If you cut out 4″ (approx) blocks, then cut those in half, you end up with 4X4X2 blocks that are square on the front. (instead of having rounded edges, which you get when you just cut a 2X4) The letters are chipboard that I painted a vanilla white. I used snowflake brads, buttons and brown ribbon to dress them up. I only painted the front of the blocks and after it dried and I sanded the edges, I stained the whole block a dark brown. I really love these blocks.

This block I really like, but I don’t LOVE. It’s just a length of 2X4, painted blue with scrapbook paper mod podged on. The letters were cut out using a cricut and I made the snowman up. He’s the reason this block is still around since I ADORE him and his teeny little eyes!
So there you have it, in a really little nutshell. My Winter Decorations. 🙂

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  • Amy @ Increasingly Domestic
    January 12, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    I also am in love with your little snowman:) So cute!

  • Leanne
    January 12, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    I love your Winter blocks and that you added a touch of brown. I'm loving all your creative pillows too. We should get together some day and make some (then I might actually make some).

  • Gwen @ Gwenny Penny
    January 13, 2011 at 2:49 am

    I LOVE the winter blocks. The colors are beautiful together. Really pretty, Amy. Nice work.

  • Rugrats + Royalty
    January 14, 2011 at 2:02 am

    Gorgeous! I especially love the blocks & the sweet snowman!