One day soon after Matt left I received this photo on my phone...
...with the caption, "Project of the week."
Isn't it amazing?! I love it! This cute project was made by one of Matt's dear friends and when she sent the photo I asked if she would make me one too AND would she take photos and do a guest post on my blog. She said, "YES!!" So here it is...
4 square blocks
(any size will work; we used 3"x 3" blocks)
base block - cut to fit 3 blocks
(a 2x4, cut to 9 inches worked perfectly for the 3" blocks)
patterned paper - up to six different patterns
(double-sided paper works great)
(I used a matte finish)
(make sure that the 'six' and the 'nine' are interchangeable with whichever font is used)
vinyl 'saying' for the base*
*paper die cuts could also be used and Mod Podged onto the blocks
Paint the base and all 4 blocks a solid color.
Cut the patterned paper into 24 squares just smaller than the blocks.
(2.75" squares for 3" blocks)
*Mod Podge the paper squares to each side of the block. Use a couple of coats to make sure the paper won't peel off. Also coat the base with Mod Podge to seal it.
*Best way to Mod Podge - check out this video by Addicted2Decorating
Apply the vinyl numbers to the blocks and the saying to the base.
Use the chart above to figure out which numbers to put on which block.
If you're making blocks for a Sister missionary, a quote can be used on one side of the 4th block because they aren't out as many days as the Elders.
And just to help you keep on track...
check out the free 'Days Left' widget that you can download to your smart phone.
That little tidbit of helpful information also came from Miranda.
Matt has some really great friends...