January 5, 2010

JAVA blocks

Hi everyone...
I made these wooden deco blocks for my best friend who lives in sunny Florida..
She loves coffe just like I do and has her kitchen set up with a coffee theme..
I really wanted to make something personal for her and this is what I came up with..

I actually took a hand saw and cut some pieces from a 2 x 4.. I cut them different sizes, then sand papered them and painted them.  When dry, I sand papered the edges and distressed them with Tim Holtz distress ink (black).. I cut the letters using the WINTER WOODLAND cartridge and then added some detail using the HOME DECOR and JOYS OF THE SEASON cartridges..

Here are a few close ups..


Very simple to make and so much fun too..
Supplies used:
cricut cartridges:

Winter Woodland:
text (JAVA)

Home Decor:

Joys of the Season:
coffee cup and steam

wood 2x4
paints any color
distress ink
sand paper
craft paper
decoupage glue

Thank you ladies so much for looking..


  1. These are wonderful. I admire your talent.

  2. They look fab, what a great idea, would like to see her reaction when she receives them. Love the colours and all the detailing.

    Kaye x

  3. Nanne, you crack me up. Everything from homemade english muffins to the wood-shop! Don't you love that you're diverse! great job on these btw!

  4. I really like these...love to do crafting projects....the font is awesome and I love each little cut you've added the the individual blocks....just to cool miss Nanne....I made 22 tiles for Christmas and wish I had taken pix and posted them...I get so caught up in my layouts....just not enough time to do everthing...lol cya GF

  5. I love these Nanne you did a beautiful job!

  6. LOVE it! Makes me wish I drink coffee! LOL! ok not really but I do love the project! LOL!
    What I think is really cool is the different block sizes, I think that adds a ton to it, makes it more interesting. Great use of the distress inks and I love the font you chose as well!