Friday, February 24, 2012


Okay - so it's here! It's time! YAY! Ladies Night at DC and we've decided to do Pinterest Night. Fun, right!?

WHEN: Friday March 2nd
TIME: 7:00 til we drop.
WHERE: Discovery Church 750 Cross Pointe, Suite L Gahanna WHO: YOU and whomever you'd like to bring.

So, here are the crafts you can choose from ORRRR you can check your own pin boards and bring one you want to work on.


For you to gather:

  • 12″ foam wreath form
  • 24 yards 1 1/4″ black grosgrain ribbon (or less if using a wider ribbon) (I'D SAY FIVE SPOOLS OF RIBBON or you could use a yard or two of a Eastery tulle fabric!)
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape


  • Cut 45-50 16″ pieces of ribbon.
  • Tie one strand of ribbon in a knot around the wreath. I used a “messy knot” — right over left, then right over left again, pulling in the opposite direction. It doesn’t really matter how you do it as long as you are consistent all the way around. Repeat with the knots, pushing them close together, until you fill the wreath.
  • Cut one long piece of ribbon (48″) and tie one end to form a knot. Leave a long loop for hanging and tie another knot onto the wreath.
  • Trim any frayed or long ends. (I like clipping the ends into two points!)


For you to Gather:

  • 3, 4 or 6 blocks (depending on word). Our blocks measure approximately 3.5 inches. (Check Hobby Lobby!)
  • 3 coordinating scrapbook papers to match theme (more to cover top and bottoms of block)
  • Decoupage Glue - We like ModPodge's Matte Glue (Check with your friends - we may be able to share!?)
  • Printer - Our Lovely Brittany has offered to bring her Cricut machine!!
  • Scissors
  • Foam Brush
  • Sandpaper
  • Sanding Block (Not really needed, but it goes a long way to saving your hands during the sanding process!) (LOWES has a sanding block with the sand paper in one!)
  • Pictures formatted to fit your blocks.Distressing ink (If you'd like to there is a photo wizard linked below to help you. I think for time sake this time I'd just trim my own photos by hand. I'll be bringing a scrapbook paper trimmer and a large self healing mat and rotary cutter.)


Step 1:
Determine the theme that you want to display. Our Letter Blocks .pdf provides letters for the following words...OR we can use the Cricut machine.
Pick coordinating paper to match your word choice (i.e. fall colors for BOO, red's and green's for JOY, etc.). 12x12 scrapbook paper works great.

Step 2:
Prepare your pictures. You have two options here. Either print each picture to be at least as large as your blocks. Use the edge of the block to trace around each picture and cut away the excess. Or, you can use the Photo Wizard to get your picture to the exact size that is needed for this project. Cut each picture to size.

Be sure to print your pictures using a LASER printer! Ink jet colors tend to smear when they get wet!!

Step 3: The cut ends of the wood absorb more glue than the grained ends. Before beginning this step, apply a thin layer of glue of glue to the ends with the rougher (cut) surfaces. Let glue dry.

Apply a thin layer of glue to the first side of one block. Place picture over glue and press in to place. Remove any air bubbles. While the glue is drying, repeat the process for other blocks. Check for overhanging paper edges. It is important to WAIT for the glue to dry before attempting to remove any excess paper. Add picture's 2 and 3 following same procedure. Once all of the picture are in place, add one letter square to each block. Complete this step by adding a decorative top and bottom paper square to each block. Don't worry about matching sides. A random look is great!

Step 4:
Once the glue is dry, carefully sand the edges of each block. Add a distress look by rubbing ink or chalk along the sides of each square to darken the exposed wood and remove any white paper edge.

Remember, sky is the limit on creativity with these projects. It's not cookie cutter crafts, so bring your own flavor to the table. Got questions!? Let me know!! scbaker@insight(dot)rr(dot)com

Can't wait to see you there!