Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Retro Christmas Blocks from Wood Scraps

 Hi Friends!

I have been away due to computer problems : )




My Husband gave me a drawer for my scraps,

but now the drawer is full!



His challenge to me was....

Do something with these !!!


Okay, I'm up to a challenge.














I made color copy prints of my scrapbook paper 

and my own box of Shiny Brite ornaments.





I flipped them over to copy the other side!



I love the retro look of these trees.



I cut the labels apart and matched them up with the backs.




I sanded the blocks a bit.

Then painted the blocks with Acrylic paint.

I used Matte Mod podge to adhere the labels.



Matte Mod Podge is available at The Dollar Tree.

It's great to have on hand if you don't want to have a shiny finish.








Just for fun!


These can be used in a tiered tray-

or as a small gift.



Sweet little shelf sitters.



Here's the back side.







I had a few ideas.





Maybe in a bowl-


or tucked into other goodies.


Maybe tied together like small packages.





And my wood scraps are under control and now the drawer WILL close again.

Update: After much searching I found some paper still available at

Scrapbook.com

It is in '' A Very Merry Christmas" by Carte Bella


https://www.scrapbook.com/store/cbp-cbvmc72007.html

11/12 back in stock!


I'm so glad we could visit for a moment-

Thanks for stopping by-

xo Lisa S

58 comments:

  1. I love these--so cool and retro (as am I lol). Added to my Pinterest Christmas board.

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    1. Thank you! I want to be cool and retro too :)
      You are definitely awesome!
      xo Lisa S

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  2. What fun projects, I love old retro anything, especially Christmas...loving this idea! Sandi

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  3. Great job. These are beautiful! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty :)

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  4. OMG I love your blog - it is always so full of great ideas. I love these blocks and would love to make some for my tiered tray. Would you share your copies with me?

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    1. Margy,
      THANK YOU SO MUCH! I actually found some still available at Echo Park Paper Outlet.
      https://echoparkoutlet.com/collections/a-very-merry-christmas/
      It will go fast, this collection is darling but it is from last year. I hope you can find it. If not email me :) xo Lisa S

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  5. seriously, this project is RAD! love the look. now i just have to find a site where i can download and print these. do you off hand know where i can find something like these to print? thanks for the idea.

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    1. Debra,
      Thank you! I found some here-https://echoparkoutlet.com/collections/a-very-merry-christmas/
      xo Lisa S

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    1. Thanks Jeanne! It's so nice to have you visit.
      xo Lisa S

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  7. These are so cute! What a creative way to use up those scraps! Thanks for sharing the tutorial. I'm visiting from the Friendship Friday link up today. Have a great weekend Lisa!

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    1. Marielle,
      It's so nice to meet you! Thanks for visiting, Come back again.
      xo Lisa S

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  8. Oh I love this Lisa! The retro graphics bring back childhood memories.

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    1. Thanks Marie!
      I love the old packaging too :)
      xo Lisa S

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  9. There are cool. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. You are so welcome! Thank you for visiting, I enjoyed your sweet comment. Have a great weekend.
      xo Lisa S

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  10. Adore. Especially glittered up for display. Thanks for Sharing at Funtastic Friday. Pinned.

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    1. Michelle, Thank you! Great idea to glitter up- I'll be making another batch to sell. So for sure Santa's beard needs it :)
      xo Lisa S

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  11. What a great idea for the scrap wood and now you have awesome Christmas decor for your home!

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    1. Thank you! It's so nice to have you visit.
      Come back soon!
      xo Lisa S

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  12. Lisa, what a wonderful idea !! Very creative and eco-friendly too.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Meraki Link Party.
    Naush

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    1. Thank you Naush!
      I appreciate you hosting and thanks for the visit :)
      xo Lisa S

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  13. Wow this looks so easy!! I am definitely keeping this tutorial in mind for the future. :)

    Thanks for linking up and sharing with us this past week on the Embracing Home and Family link-up!

    -Cherelle

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    1. Cherelle!
      You always say the nicest things. Thank you for everything:)
      xo Lisa S

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  14. LOVE this idea!!! The vintage shiny brites are so pretty!! Thanks so much for sharing!!
    Hugs
    Debbie

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    1. Thanks Debbie!
      I needed a little Christmas this week!
      I hope you have a wonderful week. Thanks for visiting!
      xo Lisa S

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  15. What a great way to use up scraps! These look so good! Thank you for linking up with us at Embracing Home and Family!

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    1. Jenn,
      Yes, I really cleaned up my scraps. Thank you so much for visiting! xo Lisa S

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  16. These are wonderful. I love Shiny Bright ornaments and anything vintage. You did a great job. Thank you for sharing it. I have selected this as one of my features this week. #HomeMattersParty

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    1. Donna
      I am so grateful to you :)
      Thank you for the feature. I love being being able to join you.
      Thanks for hosting!
      xo Lisa S

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  17. Lisa,
    You are so talented. Love these blocks. Congratulations, you are being featured on Thursday Favorite Things. I hope you stop by. https://www.eclecticredbarn.com/2020/10/thursday-favorite-things-party_29.html
    Hugs,
    Bev

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    1. Bev,
      You are too kind. I think we like the same things :)
      I can't thank you enough for your encouragement and friendship!
      Thank you for the feature. I really do appreciate all you do for me.
      xo Lisa S

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  18. I was hoping you'd link these up and so glad you did because I'm featuring when my party opens up tonight!

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    1. Carol!
      You are a sweet friend :)
      Thank you so much for the feature.
      XO Lisa S

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  19. Love the retro look and the fact that real vintage stuff was not "harmed" in your process! Great project!

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    1. Kathy,
      You are so right! I don't want to harm my real ornament boxes.
      Thank you so much- I always look forward to your comments.
      xo LISA s

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  20. I so love these. These were around when I was young. They remind me of easier times.

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    1. Thank you so much! I love to collect the old boxes. They are hard to find. This way we can make our own!
      xo Lisa S

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  21. I love these Retro Christmas Blocks! They are so gorgeously vintage, and really remind me of Christmas when I was growing up. Thank you so much for sharing with the Hearth and Soul Link Party, Lisa.

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    1. Thank you April! I'm so glad we that love of vintage.
      xo Lisa S

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  22. Wow! How Awesome are these....Love, Love, ❤️

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  23. Oh my gosh these look just like the real thing! And you don't have to worry about the "boxes" being old and falling apart -- these will last a long time! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

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    1. Kathleen
      Thank you so much! They really do fool the eye. I had so much fun making these....I even made more with a bit of glitter. My family has requested these as Christmas gifts.
      Thank you for hosting, I love joining your beautiful parties!
      xo Lisa S

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  24. Love these! My daughter and I love the Shiny Bright ornaments. Will definitely be making some of these! Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. Diane,
      I'm so glad you enjoyed these-I had a lot of fun making them.
      Thank you for your kind comment!
      xo Lisa S

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  25. These are lovely Lisa, they will be a feature at Handmade Monday later today :-)

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    1. Julie
      Thank you! I appreciate you so much!
      I really enjoy your parties, so glad we are friends.
      xo Lisa S

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  26. These are fabulous, Lisa! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm--pinned!

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  27. Good for you - using up some scraps! I should do the same! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's.

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    1. Ann
      I had so much fun! I used up so many scraps- My space is much cleaner!
      xo Lisa S

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  28. These are gorgeous! You're one of my features on the Little Cottage Link Party today.

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    1. Kristie
      Thank you so much! You are so sweet:)
      xo Lisa S

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