Monday, December 5, 2011


I just finished making some vintage SANTA blocks and wanted to share them with you.

They began as 3 1/2" plain wooden blocks that I painted with a metallic vintage-ish red on all of the edges.  Then I cropped and sized vintage Santa images from vintage postcards and glued them on the sides.  Each side has a different vintage Santa image.

Next I created the fronts for each of my blocks using a 2" chipboards letters painted with the same vintage red color.  I smeared Rock Candy Stickles over the letters and edged them with Platinum Stickles.  Behind the letters is gathered cream crepe paper that I smeared with Fruit Punch Stickles and then edged with the Platinum Stickles.  Behind the crepe paper is a large glittery snowflake that I found at a local craft store.

Next I stickled all of the vintage Santas and added either Rock Candy to the beards or in some cases, I flocked the Santa's beards.  Below are a couple of closeup pictures of the flocked and stickled Santas.

When all of the sides of the blocks were finished, I began embelllishing the tops of my blocks with vintage Santas that I had.  Below are pictures of each of the block and their tops.

Finally, here is a view of the back side of the blocks so you can see the back and also see some of the different vintage Santas.

Christmas is my favorite time of the year.  I have always have a loved Santa and every year, I try to make at least one new decoration for my home.  I hope you are enjoying your December so far!


  1. Candy you have been so busy, this is another fabulous decoration, I love the blocks . The vintage santas are just fabulous and I love how you have embellished them. Tracy x

  2. Now that is a gorgeous Christmas decoration!! Absolutely love the way you decorated the tops too. Very beautiful!!


  3. Hi Candy, oh my these santa blocks are truly beautiful, what a lovely way to decorate your home. xx

  4. These are so special and will have meaning for you for a long time. Very clever!

  5. You have been a very busy girl! What a fun project!


  6. Hey Candy, this is AMAZING, what a wonderful decoration idea, I love how you worked out these blocks. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing!

    Love from The Netherlands,

  7. These are absolutly stunning adore the vintage look.Plus you can re use and bring out every year thanks for show casing
    love n hugs judex

  8. Thanks for sharing all your beautiful photos. What a great project. Love the Vintage..

  9. I have really missed stopping by and seeing your wonderful creations, Candy! Just love these Santa blocks, and all your other fab work while I was away! Beautiful!

  10. Oh wow Candy... your Santa blocks are stunning... so love the vintage images and all the beautiful embellishments...

    Jenny x

  11. Amazing, stunning! Just fabulous wow what a project !!!!! What a talented artist you are.


  12. Oh, Candy, your blocks are fabulous! What loving detail you paid to each one... I'm sure your family will treasure this every year from now on. They are bsolutely gorgeous!

  13. Oh my gosh Candy !!! Can you say AMAZING? I can. I so LOVE your Santa blocks. I have a collection of these vintage Santas too but never knew what to do with them. I just may have to make a set for myself. If not this year than next! Fabulous!!!!
    hugs Lynn

  14. Candy - I love this - Santa's are so happy and the details on these blocks are perfect! Merry Christmas!


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