I assure you, the handful of folks who read my little blog here (and I love and thank you all), that I have not fallen of the face of the planet. There’s just been a lot of family stuff going on, and I’ve felt the need to spend what time I have with my kiddo, not glued to my computer I’ve also been busy editing a wedding that I shot for a dear friend, and now that that is mostly done I’m moving back to the blog. I have a few crafty project tutorials lined up and a great post sponsored by Elmer’s coming up in a few days. So hopefully I’ll be getting back into the swing-o-things.
Today I have a for you a super simple craft/photo project. You know I’m always looking for new and easy ways to display photos around here. I had some square format prints that have been laying around that I really wanted to display, some good old medium format film prints. I didn’t really want to frame them, so digging through my craft stash I realized I had some 5×5 birch blocks that I’ve used for projects like this nifty one and thought they would be perfect for this project.
So here’s what I gathered together for the project…
3 5×5 blocks (I’ve got more photos, but I only had 3 blocks on hand)
Mod Podge – to attach the photos to the block
Sponge brush – to apply the Mod Podge
Black craft paint and paint brush
And don’t forget your photos!
Next I applied Mod Podge just to the the top of the block. I didn’t want a really thick coating so that I could avoid air bubbles and oozing out the sides.
(Notice my “assistant” woke up from her nap and is hanging out in the upper right corner.)
I then repeated the process for the other two blocks and Voila!
I will say the prints were just a smidge larger than the blocks. At this moment I don’t have a knife sharp enough to shave that off. I don’t think that it’s terribly noticeable, but as soon as I can get a new blade I’ll probably shave those edges to be flush with the wood. Just a heads up that your prints might not be the exact size of your surface.
Pretty easy, huh? In the matter of a couple hours, or less you can have some great new artwork for your walls. Heck, they’d even make a snazzy Mother’s Day gift!
What crafty endeavors have you been up to lately?