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!