Valentines Day is just around the corner. For me personally, I’d rather have a meaningful token as a gift from someone who took a little time to make or put together something from the heart. I guess that’s why I like these DIY Valentine Word Message Blocks with Be Mine, I’m Yours, Kiss Me and a few more fun words on them. I’ve made it easy for you to do this project by sharing the letter template I made. All you need to do is download, print and glue them onto blocks. Easy!
What’s more fun than my DIY Valentine Word Message Blocks? How about 40 more Valentines Day ideas and crafts you can do too? Look at the bottom of my post for links to lots more sweet, fun and crafty Valentine projects from some of my favorite crafty bloggers.
My word blocks make a fun puzzle. Mix them up and see how long it takes for someone to line up the words and phrases. I had some good laughs when my son and husband tried it. It’s hilarious to see who “gets” Valentines phrases and who doesn’t. Maybe it’s that whole Men are From Mars thing?
Easy DIY Valentine Word Message Block Instructions
Supplies to make DIY Valentine Word Message Blocks
- 1 3/4 – 2″ wood blocks -you can make your own or just find them at your local craft store
- Printable – see below
- scissors or paper cutter
- sanding block
- small paintbrush
Step 1: Prep wood blocks
In my opinion the love blocks look better with softer edges. Lightly sand the blocks to smooth the edges and sides.
Step 2: Paint the blocks
Mix or use several colors of pink paints with with white paint to make different shades of pinks. I used DecoArts Chalky Finish Paints for this project. If you want the same colors, mix Chalky Finish Paint colors into 4 batches. 1st batch -Mix 3 teaspoons of Delicate to 1 tsp of Romance in a small cup. 2nd batch use 1 tsp Romance and 1 tsp Delicate. 3rd batch mix ½ tsp Romance, ½ tsp Delicate and 1 tsp Everlasting. 4th batch mix 3 tsp innocence and 1tsp delicate. Mix each color combination well.
Paint the blocks with two coats of paint and let dry thoroughly.
Step 3: Line up the letters for the DIY Valentine Word Message Blocks aka love blocks
Download the templates below and print them at 50% size for 1 1/2″ blocks or 75% for 2 – 2 1/2″ wood blocks. Cut each letter out leaving about ¼” of margin outside of the letter. Line up the words to make it easy to place them on the blocks in the right order. Click each of the mini pictures below to download a pdf of that template.
My biggest word of advice here is keep everything in order! The easiest way to not make a mistake on this step is to line up the letters in the order they will go onto the blocks. This picture below may have been my second attempt after mixing up my letters…just sayin 😉
Step 4: Attach the letters onto the message blocks
Apply a light coat of Decoupage onto the blocks and attach the letters on one side. Let that side dry before moving onto the next side. Once all the letters have dried, follow up with another layer of Decoupage on top of the letters to seal them.
Are they not fun? I wish I’d made several of these for gifts. I’d put them in a gift bag with a handful of favorite candies and a sweet Valentines card and tie it up with a pretty ribbon.
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My DIY Valentine Word Message Blocks are easily one of my favorite sweet gift ideas. Here’s a few more of my favorite gift ideas from the heart as well.
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