Creative Project Makeover
While participating in the HP Printer Ink Challenge I was instructed to choose a creative project from the HP website. This may have been one of my favorite parts of the challenge, next to actually getting some of my photos out of my camera and onto paper!
I chose to make these Color Puzzle Blocks for the girls for use in our Tot School. They did turn out really cute and were easy to make. But, as you can see here, the minute 21 month old Lizzie got her hands on them, she crunched it! I was sad that the stiff paper blocks were not going to work for my girls (I used HP Brochure paper, so it was cardstock weight), but I did not despair.
Before I had twins I was a rabid paper crafter. I have 100 pounds of scrapbook and paper craft magazines in my basement. I have reams of pretty papers, embellishments, adhesives, rubber stamps, ink, stickers and the like stored up for someday. So I was on Twitter with my good pal @EssieBurns chatting about the cute blocks and then we decided I should decoupage them! And so, I did! Yesterday during naptime, to be exact.
I was picturing these on wooden cubes, but those proved difficult to procure locally. I spent as long as I could at Hobby Lobby last week as I could before two toddlers collapsed into hysterics (20 minutes max.). What I was able to find were these wooden blocks in a Christmas decor kit. (I am nothing if not flexible!)
I had to trim my printed squares a little to fit the blocks, but I think they turned out nicely! Do you need decoupage instructions? Read them here!
Once the blocks dried, I set the girls loose with them! They survived! Now I think I need to decorate a cute box to keep them in. I’ve been so inspired that I may even make some for Christmas gifts, or even a blog giveaway!
Chime in! Have you made over a project recently? What have you been working on? Leave a link in the comments! You know I’d love to hear from you!