{newspaper heart blocks}

It’s that time again! Welcome to the blog hop featuring 10 of our favorite creative bloggers. This month’s theme is RED! (my MOST favorite color ☺) I’m sharing super cute & easy Newspaper Heart Blocks, and you can find all the details below!

newspaper heart blocks | oldsaltfarm.com

But that’s not all! There are so many fun projects to choose from- recipes, decor, and so much more! I’d love for you to pin the collage below, and then go see all the other fabulous projects created by some of our friends.

10 bloggers RED projects | oldsaltfarm.com

1. ‘Or so she says…‘ sharing Chocolate Cherry Cream Pie
2. Lolly Jane sharing Rustic Love Wood Barn Sign
3. Your Homebased Mom sharing Red Raspberry Pavlova
4. Eighteen 25 sharing Framed Burlap Heart
5. Landeelu sharing Valentine’s Day Surprise Envelopes
6. Little Miss Momma sharing DIY Glitter Mason Jars
7. Capturing Joy sharing Cherry Cookie Dough Blondie Bar
8. Thirty Handmade Days sharing Close to My Heart Gift Idea
9. Simply Kierste sharing Newspaper Heart Blocks
10. Six Sisters’ Stuff sharing Red Velvet Cream Cheese Cookies

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{Newspaper Heart Blocks}

newspaper heart blocks | oldsaltfarm.com

These newspaper blocks are super cute and so easy to make–I just love them. They’re perfect stacked on a mantel, side or entry table, shelf…or anywhere you like! It’s also an inexpensive project, which I love even better.  ☺

{supplies}

-2×6 wood, cut into perfect squares

-router (optional)

-power sander or medium grit sandpaper

-red & cream spray paint

-red & cream cardstock

-newspaper

-craft adhesive

-black distress ink

-ribbon

{directions}

1.  Cut the 2×6 into perfect squares–around 5. 5 inches.  When you buy wood, even though it says it’s a 2×6, or a 2×4, it’s never that wide–it’s usually about a 1/2 inch. So, make sure you measure how wide it is, then cut your length that same amount, so you end up with squares.  If you have a router, or have access to one, router the edges of your block.  If not, that’s okay! It will look a little different, but still cute!

2.  Spray paint some of your blocks red, and some cream.  Once paint it dry, use your power sander or sandpaper to distress the edges as much as you like.

3.  Cut cardstock just a little smaller than your block, so there will be an edge around the outside. Since my blocks are routered, and I knew I had that much of an edge already, you can see that my cardstock almost touches the inside of the flat part.  If you don’t router yours, you’ll want to leave more of an edge–maybe 1/2 inch all the way around.  If your block is 5.5 inches, cut your cardstock at 4.5 inches!

4.  Cut out hearts from newspaper that will fit on the cardstock squares, then adhere them to the center. I alternated colors–cream on red, and red on cream.

5.  Adhere the cardstock squares to the wood blocks, using a craft adhesive.  You can mod podge if you want to!

6. Once dry, you can tie ribbon around one of your squares…or more if you like!  I have three blocks, two cream and one red, and it’s perfect for grouping.

newspaper heart blocks | oldsaltfarm.com

They make darling gifts too!!

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5 Comments

  1. Love these! I’ve got some old vintage newspapers that would be fun to use for this.

  2. Adorable, I was also thinking that the newspaper clippings from a wedding announcement, or your children’s birth announcements would be great to use.

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