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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!!

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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43 Responses to “Summer Blocks!”

  1. Holgate Family

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

  2. Jenglamgirl

    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~ Craftomaniac.blogspot.com Thanks JENN

  3. Erin @ Crafts and Sutch

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

    Have a super week!
    Erin :)

  4. Shelia

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

  5. Michelle @ Sweet Something

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

  6. miss corner cape

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

  7. The Swain's

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

  8. Maggie


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

  9. Santa's Gift Shoppe and Ideas

    Hi..Barb from Tip Junkie & santasgiftshoppe.blogspot.com
    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!

  10. Rory from Tools Are For Women Too!

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

  11. Stephanie Lynn

    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

  12. blueskiesandgreenlights


    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!!!



  13. Sandra

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

  14. Laura

    These are adorable. Great job mixing the colors!

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

  15. ★All Thingz Related★

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

  16. a little lovely

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

  17. Randi

    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!

  18. Jen @ Just for Rachel

    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 :)

  19. Kate

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

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  21. Jennifer Gorton

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

    • Jamielyn

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

  22. Stephanie J

    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!