Freedom Blocks



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! *


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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. Crafty Batches posted on June 11, 2010 at 8:52 pm (#

    These turned out awesome! ~Sam

  2. blueskiesandgreenlights posted on June 11, 2010 at 11:01 pm (#

    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??


  3. Beth posted on June 11, 2010 at 11:32 pm (#

    So cute! Love the Stars!!!

  4. Liz @ Sugarplum Creations posted on June 12, 2010 at 7:35 am (#

    Adorable! Makes me wish I lived nearby! :)

  5. Krissy posted on June 12, 2010 at 7:48 am (#

    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.

  6. Laura posted on June 12, 2010 at 4:34 pm (#

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

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

  7. Val posted on June 13, 2010 at 4:39 pm (#

    Your table is so adorable. Everything looks so great!!!

  8. Allison Shops posted on June 14, 2010 at 6:09 am (#

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


  9. Laura Ingalls Gunn posted on June 14, 2010 at 7:18 am (#

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

  10. Amanda K posted on June 14, 2010 at 11:20 am (#

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

  11. Chari at Happy To Design posted on June 14, 2010 at 12:08 pm (#


    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

  12. CIELO posted on June 14, 2010 at 12:38 pm (#

    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 ;)



  13. JHill posted on June 14, 2010 at 4:06 pm (#

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

    Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

  14. a little lovely posted on June 14, 2010 at 4:43 pm (#

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

  15. Atelier de Charo posted on June 14, 2010 at 5:10 pm (#

    Cute proyect!


  16. posted on June 15, 2010 at 12:22 pm (#

    wow! Amazing!

    I want to show off your freedom blocks on my blog on June 27th if you don't mind. Feel free to stop by and check it out, you can grab my "featured" button if you like.

  17. Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! posted on June 15, 2010 at 2:34 pm (#

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

  18. Colleen @ MuralMaker&More posted on June 15, 2010 at 4:59 pm (#

    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!

  19. Bethany posted on June 15, 2010 at 9:57 pm (#

    This turned out great! So cute- thanks for the inspiration!!

  20. Kelli @ WhimsiKel posted on June 16, 2010 at 9:08 am (#

    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!

  21. ificould posted on June 16, 2010 at 7:45 pm (#

    So cute!! I also LOVE the light blue!

  22. Sue Sparks posted on June 19, 2010 at 8:35 pm (#

    LOVE it!

  23. Tayebug posted on June 27, 2010 at 6:57 am (#

    Very cute! I just found you through Simply Designing. Love it.

  24. Rose :: posted on June 28, 2010 at 12:22 am (#

    well done
    not easy to do 4th of july things in an original manner, but you did.

    btw I'd like to invite you to participate in our good/best DIY craft tutorials linky party.

    every wednesday.
    this week's is still open and posted here:
    come join in!

  25. posted on July 17, 2010 at 5:37 am (#

    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!

  26. The Traveling Wife & Mommy posted on December 7, 2010 at 1:07 pm (#

    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.

  27. That Miser Girl posted on April 27, 2012 at 11:37 pm (#

    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.

  28. Bev posted on September 10, 2014 at 4:13 pm (#

    What am I missing? I’m at a total loss………..where do I find the letters? I would love to do this, but can’t find where you got the “freedom” letters. Doubt if you’ll even see this since this post is so old. Here’s hoping, with fingers crossed.

    • Jamielyn posted on September 22, 2014 at 1:49 pm (#

      Hi Bev! I just printed mine out with my vinyl cutting machine, but you could probably order vinyl letters on or buy a stencil from the craft store to paint them on! :)