Jun
11

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I’ve been in a totalcrafty mood lately, and have a million projects I could post but I’ll try not to “over-load.” Here are the Freedom blocks I just finished which are pretty similar to the summer blocks, except they are for 4th of July. Obviously! haha.
To start off you will take your unfinished blocks and sand them if needed. Paint them in your favorite colors and add the vinyl! I added the stars with wire…basically the same way as I did the summer blocks.

For the glittery tops I dabbed the wood with mod-podge and then sprinkled glitter on top. Remember you don’t need a lot of glue. ;)

For the glitter stars I painted them white first and then I put a layer of glue on the top part of the star and sprinkled with glitter.


I added the stars with wire…basically the same way as I did the summer blocks.

Here is how my friends turned out. I love them!

*You can paint yours anyway…there’s a lot of different combos! *

 

Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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27 Responses to “Freedom Blocks”

  1. blueskiesandgreenlights

    This is the cutest 4th of July display ever. You are so talented. I wish I lived in Mesa, so I could come to your craft night. Sounds like a bunch of fun!!! Can I order the kit for 'Summer?' How do I do it??

    –Tabitha
    http://www.bsandgl.blogspot.com

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  2. Krissy

    That's awesome. I love doing things like that. :)

    Following you from Follow Me Friday!! I hope you can stop by our blog too and do the same. Have a great weekend.

    http://theartsymom.tk

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  3. Laura

    These are so cute! I love the little glittery stars.

    Thanks for sharing at Saturday is Crafty Day!
    Laura @ along for the ride

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  4. Allison Shops

    Very patriotic!
    Dropping by from Met Monday; 18ft Island Kitchen.

    Allison
    Atticmag

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  5. Laura Ingalls Gunn

    This is a truly wonderful transformation. So creative and clever!

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  6. Amanda K

    Those turned out so cute and I love the extra sparklies!! The lettering is really cute too!

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  7. Chari at Happy To Design

    Hello…

    Ooooh…I love your "freedom" blocks! They really turned out fabulous…what a creative and talented lady you are! Thanks for sharing them with us…and the "how to's"!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  8. CIELO

    Lovely idea! And how nice that you link to our weekly meme, "SHOW OFF YOUR COTTAGE MONDAY"… I will have to come by here again…. would love to see our link here too ;)

    Hugs

    cielo

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  9. JHill

    I really like these! I need to make up some patriotic decorations.

    Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

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  10. a little lovely

    so cute!! thanks for linking these up at my saturday soiree!! i hope you'll come again this saturday :)

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  11. Rory from Tools Are For Women Too!

    These are so fun and I'm glad you shared them on Modern Craftswoman Monday! Rory

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  12. Colleen @ MuralMaker&More

    These are so cute. I love the glitter! Adds the perfect touch.

    This Thursday I'm hosting Fab Finds for the Fourth. Hope you'll stop by and link this up!

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  13. Kelli @ WhimsiKel

    I LOVE your color pallete! I've got a red, white, and blue craft that I've never really fell in love with because I used a navy blue with a darker red. Changing it to this lighter blue might be just the pick-up it needs. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  14. ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com

    These are awesome. I collect old blocks similar to this from sets. I would keep these up all summer because I decorate patriotically for the whole summer!

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  15. The Traveling Wife & Mommy

    i am going to have to do this :) it would go great with my collection of Americana things. we are a military family and take great pride :) thank you for the idea.

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  16. That Miser Girl

    Would you ever consider doing a class by video? I would love to be involved in one of your classes but I live in the middle of nowhere.

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