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DIY Mod hodgepodge of Vintage Halloween Blocks - Mod-hodgepodge rock

If you love the vintage look, try these DIY-Halloween-blocks to your decor. They are very lightweight and can be used to display candles.

Hello Podgers! It’s time for Halloween – and in a big way. I’m ashamed that it’s almost the end of September and I have barely started my Halloween crafts. I gotta get on the stick this weekend. Black glitter 8217 is&#; t going to scatter themselves!
fortunately, the man Podger David has started Halloween crafting, so he is totally my butt to save this week with its Halloween-blocks. These Mod Podged vintage Halloween blocks make a great addition to your home decor, especially for those who sling decorative, that so many of you do. Here is the complete tutorial straight from David.

It is 98 degrees here in Los Angeles, but my mind is on autumn! These rustic blocks are a variation on the Halloween tea light holders I sell in my Etsy Shop. This version is easy to make, inexpensive, and, I think, very versatile.
Vintage Themed Halloween blocks
you need:

4 x 4 wood post, cut down in the 3.5″ blocks (because of the Funkyness of timber measurements, a 4 x 4 post, a 3.5 x 3.5 post is actually to cut it into blocks, you just need to cut a 3.5″ segments)
color (I used spray paint, but all the tinkering and paint work is just great)
100 abrasive paper (an orbital sander is a time saver, but you can totally do this with elbow grease)
A candle
Mod hodgepodge gloss, and foam brush
paper you can use old scrap paper or, if you're like me, design your own using MS Word, clipart and images from The graphics Fairy
edge router (pinking sheers, which is a corner-round) – optional
Clear spray sealer

Cut your 4×4-down, in the 3 ½ inch blocks – they can do this for you at most hardware stores, or you can do it by hand. I gave the blocks a light sanding – just to avoid a Splitter, but I didn't want you to be smooth when I want to make use of it, the rough texture.
After that, it was only a short coat of my base colors on the sides, top and bottom. One coat is all that is needed, and the unequal amounts of color is the goal, so I painted heavily in some places and very light in others, and set them aside to dry.
After the paint dried, I just rubbed the blocks with my candle by hitting spots on the sides, edges and the top where I wanted my base coat color.
Then it was time for my contrasting color top coat. So I top-coated my white block with orange color, my black block with white color, and my orange block with black paint and let dry.
While drying, I gathered my papers. You canclip art, scrapbook paper, Scrapbook embellishments, old photos – pretty much anything you can come up with.br, I, my paper-cutting>all the down into 3 ¼ x 3 ¼ inch squares and then rounded the corners or cut with pinking shears.
now the paint had dried, and it was time to sand the wax away, the base color is revealed and all the nooks and crannies in the wood.
At this point, I am always tempted just as you are, but I can never resist adding images. So I've only Mod Podged my squares on the sides and top of the blocks – I don't have to worry much about wrinkles or bumps, as they only add to the texture I quick top layer of Mod collection and then, when dry, is a polycrylic spray sealer and that's all there is to it.
Do you love those Halloween blocks? Then the next step must be a visit to this 20 Mod smorgasbord of Halloween craft tutorials. Enjoy!

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