Emilie Bier Do it Your Self

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!
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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
foam brush
utility knife
stain
paint (not pictured – any color will work)
candle
Disc sander or sandpaper
sealer (I used Minwax water-Based Polycryclic) – not

Optional Extras

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!
NOTES
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.

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