{newspaper heart blocks}

Hello everyone! It’s Kierste (sweetpea) from brown paper packages. I have been wanting to do a project with newspaper forever! I had some extra wood blocks laying around, and when I saw THIS post, it all came together. I love, love, love how they turned out!


  • 2×6 board, cut into 5 1/2 inch squares (When you buy lumber, it’s always about 1/2 inch smaller than it says–so a 6 inch board is actually around 5 1/2 inches.)
  • Mod Podge and foam brush
  • cardstock
  • newspaper
  • scissors
  • paper trimmer
  • ribbon or other embellishment
  • Distress ink


  • Paint and distress wood blocks.
  • Router the edges if desired.
  • Cut cardstock to be just a little smaller than the edge of the routered edge.
  • Distress the edges.
  • Cut out heart from newspaper. I used a section from the classifieds/tv guide, where the print is small and more even. Distress edges.
  • Using double stick tape, adhere the heart to the cardstock.
  • Mod Podge the cardstock to the wood block, using even strokes. Let dry.
  • Add desired embellishment.

Have a great week!


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  1. Very pretty! the berries are a nice touch!
    I’m in the middle of painting some plain frames at moment, it’s good to get ideas.
    LL Nat

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