2x4 to Sweethearts and Why I'm Lucky
2x4 to Sweethearts and Why I'm Lucky

Idea #3

2×4 to Sweethearts

What a fun way to display your kids!!!  I actually had them paint a picture of themselves and we hung them on the blocks, but they weren’t dry and the paint dripped and then you couldn’t tell what they were…hence the actual pictures(which I love).  Anyways, I thought it would be fun each year to have them draw a picture of themselves to display on this Valentine holder.   Each year we make it a tradition to ‘draw’ themselves.  It not only gives me a cute picture, but it also gives me a sense of how they see themselves and how their self image is evolving.  As a mother it worries me to no end {{I’m sure you know the feeling}} about making sure my children have self esteem and feel confident in themselves as they go into the big crazy world.  So as I look over their drawings over the next few years I will see how they see and I will get to know my child a little better!

So here is a tutorial on idea #3 and #4(it’s at the bottom) on what to do with a 2×4!

2x4 to Sweethearts and Why I'm Lucky

1.  Cut your 2×4


1-7 inches

2x4 to Sweethearts and Why I'm Lucky

2.  Mod Podge on some fun Valentines paper (click here for 10 steps to perfect Mod Podging)

3.  Mod Podge the front of the 4 blocks and the front edge and top of the long block.

2x4 to Sweethearts and Why I'm Lucky

How about the back?

4.  .  Mod Podge cute St. Patrick’s day paper on the backs of the 4 blocks and on the back edge and bottom of the long block.

2x4 to Sweethearts and Why I'm Lucky

5.  Add your ‘My Sweethearts’ vinyl (need Vinyl 101 click here) or use your Cricut!…or print it out onto your paper before you Mod Podge it! then…are you ready to see the back?

2x4 to Sweethearts and Why I'm Lucky

Here’s what it looks like when you just turn it around.

Idea #4

2×4 to Why I’m Lucky

2x4 to Sweethearts and Why I'm Lucky

Here’s what it looks like when you flip the pictures around!  LOVE IT.

One craft for 2 Holidays:Valentines and St. Patrick’s day

2x4 to Sweethearts and Why I'm Lucky

If you don’t have four kids…try it this way.

2x4 to Sweethearts and Why I'm Lucky

And another view of  ‘Why I’m Lucky’

Click here for other ideas on what to do with scrap 2×4’s

2x4 to Sweethearts and Why I'm Lucky

    1. February 2nd, 2010 at 1:53 pm
      Jen says:
      Love it!
    2. February 2nd, 2010 at 2:36 pm
      amanda trappen says:
      This is stinkin awesome! We're ( a friend and I ) are going to make these for our kids teachers for valentines day!!!! Thanks so much for the idea!
    3. February 2nd, 2010 at 3:24 pm
      MichelleH says:
      Great idea to do two holidays with the same set!
    4. February 2nd, 2010 at 3:39 pm
      Carly says:
      I love the Idea so cute
    5. February 2nd, 2010 at 4:00 pm
      Julie says:
      I love that!!!! I have so many scrap 2x4s around my house now I can do something really cute with them.
    6. February 2nd, 2010 at 6:42 pm
      brenbren says:
      CRAP! These are cute too! I am going to make one of each.
    7. February 2nd, 2010 at 7:55 pm
      Mod Podge Amy says:
      I love your 2x4 ideas. They are awesome!
    8. February 2nd, 2010 at 10:14 pm
      TidyMom says:
      These are really cute!! Love that you can get two holidays out of them!
    9. February 3rd, 2010 at 1:57 pm
      Heather says:
      I love this idea and can't wait to get started. Went out and bought all my supplies this morning. Where did you get the little clips to hold the pictures?
    10. February 3rd, 2010 at 3:18 pm
      Kelly says:
      I love this - so cute! I'm going to try one themed side and one nonthemed side (so I can use it all year)!
    11. February 4th, 2010 at 7:35 pm
      Samantha says:
      You could do a "fall" version..."I am thankful for"!
    12. February 4th, 2010 at 7:36 pm
      Samantha says:
      And a Christmas version on the back of the fall..."My little angels"
    13. February 5th, 2010 at 10:19 am
      barbara jean says:
      Great idea and very sweet.


      barbara jean
    14. February 15th, 2010 at 5:39 am
      Hani says:
      seriously!! how do youu..?? OMG. I totally LOVE everything you guys come up with. I've been looking for a Mod Podge but to no avail:( do you have any idea what I can use as an alternative to it?

      Thanks a bunch!:D
      • February 15th, 2010 at 7:30 am
        Alison says:
        Have you checked Amazon? They'll ship it to you:)
        • February 18th, 2010 at 7:31 am
          Hani says:
          will do check on Amazon later:) thanks! by the way, my blocks are "hairy" - in a way.. haha. but looking at yours, they're incredibly neat! they're not leftovers, are they? o_o
    15. February 16th, 2010 at 9:48 pm
      Chelle says:
      I did it! And it turned out wonderful!

    16. February 23rd, 2010 at 11:42 am
      Erika says:
      I LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea!! A friend and I just got together and made some of these. I did the Valentines and St. Patrick's day on one and the other I did and Easter one and Halloween. They turned out so stinkin cute and were so easy to make! Thank you som much for the great idea and inctructions to go along with it. We also did the "My Favorite Things" with the 2x4's and they turned out wonderful as well. We love HOW DOES SHE!!!!
      • February 23rd, 2010 at 5:54 pm
        Shelly says:
        I love it! Please share where you got those little clips to hold the pictures. I've been looking everywhere for those and can't find them. Thanks for the idea.
        • February 23rd, 2010 at 5:59 pm
          Alison says:
          I got them at Michaels Craft! Check any craft store in the scrapbooking section and you'll find something like them{{and probably a bunch of other goodies too}}.
    17. May 27th, 2010 at 9:29 am
      Kiana says:
      Im in love with the font you are using. What is it and where can i get it?
    18. October 3rd, 2010 at 8:01 pm
      Stacy says:
      I love your ideas and want to make them but having a hard time finding were to order your product from. Please help.
      Thank You!
      • October 4th, 2010 at 11:34 am
        Shelley says:
        We don't sell our products. Sorry! We are flattered though. :)
    19. December 5th, 2010 at 11:47 pm
      Jill says:
      What font did you use for My Sweethearts and Why I am lucky? It is so cute!
      • December 7th, 2010 at 4:58 pm
        Alison says:
        google peas for fonts. Amanda is the designer and she has a ton of cute free fonts. I am sure it's one of those. I've been better lately at adding the name of the font. I am sorry I didn't add this one and I've forgotten:)
    20. March 2nd, 2012 at 8:34 am
      Tara@Tales of a Trophy WIfe says:
      I love this idea. Pinned it!
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