July 1, 2010

4th of july blocks...

so with the 4th of july right around the corner i thought i would do something festive. i headed to hobby lobby and came home with all this:

1. "u" "s" & "a" blocks... .72 cents a piece
2. wooden stars... .99 cents for the pack of 5
3. 2 cordinating paper... .29 cents a piece
4. red & blue paint... .66 cents a piece
AND i had the mod podge, white & yellow paint, and brushes on hand.
TOTAL: $5.05 {not bad at all!}

so first off i painted the whole blocks
i had a wonderful helper, she wouldn't allow any pictures though. haha

secondly i decided what paper went where and then traced my letters. then i cut them out and made sure they lined up.
{forgot to take a picture of that step, sorry}

thirdly, {is that a word?} i mod podged' the crap out of 'em.
yep, i slathered it on waaay too much. oh well. =)

i had to wait patiently for them to dry.
in the mean time i a star yellow
{no picture of this either, bad bad brandi!}

then when they were both dry, i got some wire from my cute hubs and twirled it around a pencil to make it look like a pigs tail, {pretend that there are pictures... k?}
then i hot glued the star to the wire and then the wire to the block,
AND it turned out like this...
what do you think?
yeah, they are awesome aren't they?
not bad for a little over FIVE dollars!!

lets look at the before and after...


yep i'm satisfied!!!

i hope everyone has a super and safe 4th of july!

i'm linking up to these parties:


  1. Brandi - these turned out SO cute! I love what you did with them! Happy 4th!!

  2. Too cute. Makes me want to stand and put my hand on my heart. :) Thanks for being my first follower who I don't know. :)That makes us friends now right? heehee

  3. Such a cute blog! I am now following :)

    ~Lori www.paisleypassions.blogspot.com

  4. So cute and festive!! I love your blog!


  5. what a great after! super cute!

    thanks so much for stopping by the cape on the corner, and for your comment on my freebies!

  6. Those are super cute! Thanks for the comment on my storage ottoman!

  7. Thanks for visiting -and- becoming a follower of our silly little blog!

    You are definitely a domestic goddess.. Whereas I am a goddess at making a mess!

    Cannot wait to see what you do next!

  8. Those turned out so great! Thanks for stopping by my blog and your kind comment. Hope you stop by again.

  9. Really cute! I hope you enjoyed your holiday weekend.

    Thanks for linking up to Fab Friday -


  10. Extremely cute!
    Thanks for linking up!


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