I started with the same steps as the Easy Art Blocks. I went to Lowes and had them cut down a
12 in x 4ft board down to (4) 12in x12in boards ( I needed 5, but already had an extra one at home ) total cost $3. Next I set all 5 on top of cups ( I know it looks kind of Ghetto, but it worked) haha ;) This made it easier to paint all 4 sides.
While sides are drying, lay out your paper and photo combations to find which pattern is going to work the best.
After all the sides are painted and dry you can mix your watered down glue to make a thin paste like this...
Paint it on and let dry for a minute, until it is tacky. Once tacky add 12x12 scrapbook paper (trimmed to fit each block) I like to use my Pampered Chef Scraper to get any air bubbles out.
Then I added the distressing to the sides. I couldn't find my beloved Distessed Ink pad so I just used some of the espresso paint mixed with glaze.
Add photo corners and 8x 10 print and you are good to go!!!
The BEST thing about this project is not only is it easy but CHEAP! You can always change out the 8x10 to get a whole new look, that is the GREAT thing about using the photo corners!
Wood $3 (Lowes)
5 8x10 pictures $9 (Snapfish using 50% code)
5 scrapbook pages $2 (hobby lobby)
Photo corners $0 (had from scrapbooking)
Paint and glue $0 (had from old projects)
I can't wait to see what it will look like when I add her DIY fabic headboard twin bed and cute bedding!!! What have you been working on this week? I would LOVE to know, and stop by and check it out, leave me a comment!
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