Summer Blocks!


I finished these summer blocks last night, and I LOVE them! My crafty friend gave me the kit, and they turned out so cute! Thank you!!

First thing first is to paint your blocks! I ran out of a few colors, so I had to get creative and start mixing! I just used a sponge brush.

When the letters were dry I put on the vinyl and added some white paint around the edges. I tried a few different ways, and the EASIEST way to do this is with a sponge brush.

Here is a block with the distressed edge, and one without. I like it better with! Also, don’t worry about it looking perfect…sometimes I do that a little too much!

Next I added a fun wood piece.

I took some thick wire and wrapped it around a pencil, then hot glued it to the back.

I was going to drill a hole, but decided my wire was too small…so I nailed a hole and stuck the sun in.

So there they are all completed on my new craft desk!! So what do you think?!

With flip flops! :)

Hope you are enjoying your Summer!!

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Holgate Family posted on June 6, 2010 at 3:01 pm (#

    They turned out so cute! Love how you have the sun coming out the top!

  2. Leslie posted on June 6, 2010 at 3:45 pm (#

    very pretty!!!

  3. Wendy posted on June 6, 2010 at 4:09 pm (#

    These are really cute and I love the color choices!

  4. Patty-Cake Manners posted on June 6, 2010 at 4:31 pm (#

    Very cute! So cheerful!!

  5. Michelle posted on June 6, 2010 at 4:47 pm (#

    So cute!! Thanks for sharing

  6. Jenglamgirl posted on June 6, 2010 at 4:50 pm (#

    SO sweet, colorful, and oh so so so cute!!!
    i HAVE crafted all day, my fingers looked like yours in your pic. HA! i WOULD love for you to follow my craft blog~ Thanks JENN

  7. Erin @ Crafts and Sutch posted on June 6, 2010 at 6:09 pm (#

    Adorable! I love the colors you chose…so summery! :)

    Have a super week!
    Erin :)

  8. Shelia posted on June 6, 2010 at 6:12 pm (#

    What a cute idea! You did great on these little blocks.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  9. Melissa Miller posted on June 6, 2010 at 6:21 pm (#

    Oh how precious! I need some of those! :)

  10. Erin posted on June 6, 2010 at 7:01 pm (#

    Love them! You did a great job! I love the beach ball accent!

  11. RenaeF posted on June 6, 2010 at 10:37 pm (#

    Too Cute! Makes me want to make some!

  12. Beth posted on June 7, 2010 at 12:13 am (#

    That is so cute!

  13. Michelle @ Sweet Something posted on June 7, 2010 at 4:52 am (#

    Fun project! I love the colors you chose! Great job!

  14. Sam posted on June 7, 2010 at 7:39 am (#

    That is cute! Another thing to add to my list!

    I'm stopping by from Between Naps on the Porch. Have a great Monday!


  15. Mauri posted on June 7, 2010 at 9:13 am (#

    That is so cute! I love it!

  16. miss corner cape posted on June 7, 2010 at 11:41 am (#

    so bright, fun, and cute! i'm going to try making something similar with the leftover wood from our basement remodel!

  17. Kaysi posted on June 7, 2010 at 12:49 pm (#

    Super cute! I love the colors, they are so bright and fun!

  18. The Swain's posted on June 7, 2010 at 1:49 pm (#

    The crafts you make always turn out so well! Very cute summer blocks!

  19. Maggie posted on June 7, 2010 at 6:41 pm (#


    I've got some wood in the garage, think I'll be trying something similar this weekend.

  20. Santa's Gift Shoppe and Ideas posted on June 8, 2010 at 11:08 am (#

    Hi..Barb from Tip Junkie &
    Love all the thing you do.. We have similar ideas..I have many crafts that I did before blogging that look just like your stuff..(I do a Christmas Boutique in my home each year) I love working with blocks & wood & vinyl & scrapbook pages too. Great minds think alike & I like your wonderful ideas…Great job girlfirend!! Have a great week!

  21. Jessica posted on June 8, 2010 at 12:01 pm (#

    That is TOO cute! Perfect for summer!

  22. Laura posted on June 8, 2010 at 12:06 pm (#

    Those are super cute! Great job!

  23. Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! posted on June 8, 2010 at 1:37 pm (#

    These would be a great kids party activity! Thanks for sharing on Modern Craftswoman Monday! Rory

  24. Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue posted on June 8, 2010 at 5:02 pm (#

    Adorable! Love the flip flops!

  25. Stephanie Lynn posted on June 9, 2010 at 10:30 am (#

    These are adorable and so fun! Love the colors! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it. Hope you are haveing a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  26. Its A Blog Party posted on June 9, 2010 at 1:09 pm (#

    I love this! Very cute!
    Thanks for linking up!

  27. Laura Ingalls Gunn posted on June 9, 2010 at 6:55 pm (#

    Now this is fabulous~ Well done!

  28. blueskiesandgreenlights posted on June 10, 2010 at 11:42 pm (#


    I stumbled upon your blog, and I absolutely love it. I couldn't stop reading!!! I love your title too…because with my two little ones I love naptime too!!! Your summer blocks are so colorful and cheery. They make me want to go to the beach right now!!!


  29. Sandra posted on June 11, 2010 at 3:38 pm (#

    So cute and perfect colors for summer! I love blocks too…come see my I Love America post! Sandra

  30. Jennifer posted on June 12, 2010 at 12:09 am (#

    Just ADORABLE! I love the colors and font you used!! (=

  31. Kelley posted on June 12, 2010 at 8:08 am (#

    That turned out just fantastic….have a great weekend.

  32. Laura posted on June 12, 2010 at 4:54 pm (#

    These are adorable. Great job mixing the colors!

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

  33. ★All Thingz Related★ posted on June 14, 2010 at 1:51 pm (#

    Great summer colors! Super cute!
    Thanks for sharing @ Anything Related!

  34. a little lovely posted on June 14, 2010 at 4:46 pm (#

    so cute!! i tried to make something similar to these that said spring, but they didn't turn out as cute as yours.

  35. Randi posted on June 15, 2010 at 7:23 pm (#

    I have been looking for something summery to make with some scrap wood. This is perfect and I love the tropical colors. Thanks for sharing!

  36. Jen @ Just for Rachel posted on June 23, 2010 at 1:41 pm (#

    Super fun! I love the colors! Maybe something like that would help me enjoy the crazy hot heat in AZ… it's a good reminder that summer is a time to enjoy :)

  37. Kate posted on August 17, 2010 at 5:00 pm (#

    I love these and definitely want to make these before next summer. I linked a picture of them on my blog. Thanks!

  38. Rachel posted on September 1, 2010 at 9:01 am (#

    It was so fun to win and go to Sesame Street Live! Thanks again!!

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  40. Jennifer Gorton posted on June 10, 2012 at 4:43 pm (#

    I would love to order the enjoy summer blocks finished. Please let me know how I can.
    thank You,
    Jennifer Gorton

    • Jamielyn posted on June 11, 2012 at 9:18 am (#

      Hey Jennifer! I am so sorry, but I am no longer selling these blocks. You may try to find something similar.

  41. Jessica posted on July 7, 2012 at 3:49 pm (#

    I love these! Do you remember what fonts you used for the vinyl?

  42. Stephanie J posted on August 23, 2012 at 3:53 am (#

    How cute. I think I like the white around the edges better too. I have some blocks and may need to work on some of these for the fall and winter!