Spring is around the corner, I promise East coast! So to get my mantle, which is also in my craft room, ready for the change in season, I wanted to make some quick and easy Spring blocks to brighten things up a bit. I look forward to a few more projects for my mantle but this is a great start!
It all started with some scrap 2×4 pieces. What is great about these blocks is you don’t even have to measure, you can if you want, but I usually just cut them in all different sizes to save time.
Next I gave them a coat of a teal paint, I just do the sides and a little bit on the front because everything else gets covered. You can paint the whole block but I think it is a waste of time and paint personally. Also, if you have a little one that would like to help, this would be a great step for them.
Next I grabbed my cork stack from DCWV and picked a fun polka dot pattern. I love the texture of this stuff but I found out that they were also adhesive backed- that may have made my day. I cut 3 strips that were 3.25 inches wide. I measured the lengths specific to each one.
Then all I had to do was pull the backing off and attach it right on, this is the kind of thing that helps projects go so quickly which I love.
I wanted these to be simple so I grabbed some sweet white chipboard letters and ran them through my Xyron machine so they would also be a peel and stick. Fabulous!
I may add a bit more later, but I like this bright and simple addition to my mantle. It also certainly inspires me to do some more spring decorating!