BO{o} Blocks

posted on: Monday, October 4, 2010

So I really love Halloween. I am not into gory, creepy, or skeleton like things. And did I mention I hate scary movies. Yes, hate, loathe, distrust. Maybe, not distrust. But any scary movie is just about as bad as me in a cave full of snakes. Kill me now.

Sooo, what I do love about this time of year is the leaves changing colors, the chance to dress up and make a fool out of myself, carmel corn, chili, soup, the excitement of football season. Well I guess I love fall just as much as Halloween. And since I was stuck in the hospital last Halloween I am getting oober excited for this year.

I love scrap wood pieces. I have a whole stack in the garage that I am sure my hunk would love to burn them.

But in rare cases he actuallly values when I put them to good in point: Boo Blocks!

For this project you will need Halloween scrapbook paper, blocks of wood, sand paper, black paint, Mod Podge, two paint brushes, and black ink or a distressing kit. Note: don't buy wood. Go by any construction site and I am sure they will give you scraps. If they don't, well mean people suck.

Make sure your wood pieces are brushed off. Once they are clean you can paint them. Second note: this is one of the rare occassions where I don't use primer. I like to see the grain of the wood come through the paint, it helps with the distressed look.

Also, on the front portion of the wood blocks paint only an inch or so around the front...why? Because the paper will cover the front, so no need to waste paint.

Your pieces should like look these once they are painted and have been give adequate time to dry.

Once the paint dries measure the paper so it is a bit smaller than the front of the blocks. Then Mod Podge the paper to the front.

A Cricut is not necessary, but it does make life a lot easier. I used the Cricut to cut out BO{O}, which I then Mod Podged to the front.

Once the paper has been attached to the front use a distressing kit or if you don't have one use black chalk and a dark ink pad to distress the corners of the paper. Once the ink dries use the sandpaper to "age" the corners of the block.


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  1. These are freakin' ADORABLE!! I'm diggin' the polka dots.

  2. I totally want to try and make these! Thanks for the tutorial! Cute.

  3. Very cute - I'm your newest follower!


  4. Really cute. Love how you mixed it up a bit and did the last {0}. Love that orange bottle behind your BO{o} too. :-) Sandra

  5. Caught my eye because I have EEK blocks to post next week! Yours are cuter, though!! They look great!

    (Stopping by from Tatertots adn Jello)

  6. These turned out great! I have the same box in my garage full of scrap wood that the hubs wished wasn't there :)

    I would love for you to link up to Scraptastic Saturday!

    Hannah @

  7. Thanks so much for linking up to SS! I hope you'll be back to show us more projects!

    Hannah @

  8. Hey Hannah! Love your blog and yes I will be back!

  9. Great project, bravo:))
    Hugs, Biljana

  10. I love Fall for the very same reasons! Your BOO blocks are adorable!

  11. I started to get the stuff to make these the other day and then I got nervous that I would mess them up and they would be ugly. I need to just got after it! :)

  12. Ca-ute! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!


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