Simple wedding decor: Mr and Mrs Blocks - Mod-hodgepodge rock
These Mr-and Mrs-blocks are very light wedding decor – they make great centerpieces, or even as table numbers, and you can personalize the game to your palette.
I love man David Podger’s blocks, which he is (now) well-known for – and what I like about them is that they are so versatile that you can use, to every event a children’ party, to a wedding.
Here’s an example of how you would use it for the latter, straight from David. You’ll love this Mr and Mrs blocks. They are so easy to wedding decor!
Due to an "oops" moment in my workshop the other day, I came across a variation of the tea light holders I made for my Etsy shop. I had screwed up one of them and when I went to sand liked from the error resulting shabby-chic/distressed look to me and so I started to play.
My friend Julie is getting married and as you saw the "error" of the blocks that you asked if I could make something similar for your wedding.
Supply Simple wedding decor: Mr and Mrs blocks
4 x 4 posts cut to below 3.5 x 3.5 blocks
Decorative paper, 11 x 14
Mod hodgepodge gloss
paint (not pictured – any color will work)
Disc sander or sandpaper
sealer (I used Minwax water-Based Polycryclic) – not
stencils, stamps, or embellishments
With a rag, I beizte the edges and the top of my blocks. I then rubbed the stain with my candle, with varying degrees of pressure. Next, I painted the blocks with a latex paint and set it aside to dry.
Once the paint was dry, I took my disc sander and medium-grit sandpaper, sanded away. The color does not adhere to the wax so as you sand it off it the stained wood shows (note: your abrasive clog up to do a paper a bit like this).
I cut my paper down in 3.5" strips and coated with my block with Mod-hodgepodge. Then I carefully my way of working around the block, press the paper down and the outside press no bubbles as I went along. It doesn't have to be perfect, as I was, look for the "non-performing" at the end.
with a different block, but to the left, the third UN-mod podged. After the Mod Podged paper had a lot of time to dry, I trimmed the edges a bit with my craft knife and then went to town with the sander with varying pressure to sand away the paper and show the stain and paint the bottom.
next, I applied my cut-Podged shapes (for example, use a stamp or stencils or whatever liked) that I had printed on the computer and Mod it on the blocks.
I then the whole is sealed with two coats of satin polycrylic which gives it a little more durability and a soft sheen. These wedding blocks were my "tester" version-and I hope Julie likes them. They were so easy to wedding decor!
1) If you wanted to, to Mr-and Mrs-blocks in tea-light-holder similar to the one I have for Etsy, you need a drill and various size Forstner bits. I doubted that most of them were boring, so I count that in the instructions.
2) I think on my next time around with this, I'm going to the "Mr and Mrs" labels on all four sides of the blocks.
3) A bit of cork or felt to protect the bottom of furniture.
4) If you have access to paper that wrap all the way around the block cut to 3.5×3.5 squares and add to each page individually (you could the above also) – if the corners and edges, it will sand away the same effect.