I've never been very excited about Valentine's Day but this year I am. I don't know why. Maybe it's because my husband will be home for it this year, so this will be our first Valentine's Day as husband and wife. With two kiddos, we won't be going anywhere, but we can have our own at-home Valentine's Day and tell each other how awesome the other is and how much we love each other. No, really, my husband isn't the mushy gushy type, so he'll probably buy me a joke card and candy in a heart-shaped box, while I'm at work on Valentine's Day and call it a day. HAHA! Gotta love him!
Valentine's Day is typically a holiday I don't decorate for, but I thought this year, why not. I love pink and girly colors and Valentine's Day can be the perfect excuse for decorating the house in these colors without TJ saying no. LOL! I wanted something fairly simple and after seeing these blocks I knew I wanted my own.
2 x 4 wood cut into 3 square pieces
*You don't have to have a Cricut. This is for the letters that will go on the blocks. You can use stencils and paint them, or free hand the letters on and even cut your own letters out by hand, but as I have a Cricut, it's what I used.
1. While I was Lowe's on day, I had decided I would have them cut me 2 x 4 into some square 4 x 4 pieces knowing I would find a use for them at some point. They were very hesitant to do it because the pieces were so small, but they agreed since I said they didn't have to worry about it when they got the end and the piece was really small.
2. I took my pieces and sanded them down so they were smooth.
4. Once the red was dry, I painted one of the blocks white, one of the blocks pink, and left the third block red.
5. I allowed the paint to dry, and then sanded the edges and corners to give the blocks a distressed look. Doing this will allow the red to peek through on the pink and white blocks
7. After I had my words cut out, I spread a thin layer of Mod Podge on each block, then laid the words out the way I wanted them.