Welcome back Sparkle Chicks! This week I had the pleasure of being part in the Coast to Coast Live Event over on Facebook. This fun even had crafters from all over the country create Valentines themed DIY’s live and in person. If you missed the live event don’t worry you can always catch the replay HERE. Last week we made a super adorable earring holder check out the blog post HERE.
This week I decided to update this old knife block holder to fit the valentines theme. I mean how stinking cute is this update? Let’s get started.
- Knife Block
- Prima Rice Paper (Get them HERE)
- Elmers Wood Glue Max (Get it HERE)
- Heat Gun (Get it HERE)
- Mode Podge
- White or off white Chalk Style Paint
- Coarse Sanding Block
- Wood U Bend Bead Roping TR721 (Get them HERE)
- Paint Brushes
- Gold Paint
- Dazzled Bling (Get your HERE)
- Exacto knife
Let’s get Started
Start with your knife block, I highly recommend cleaning it well with a degreaser before you begin to paint. Once your knife block is clean, get your Wood U Bend and trim it to the size you will need. I personally only used it for the base, but feel free to add more if you fancy. Next start heating your Wood U Bend, this makes it flexible and easier to work with.
Next take your Elmers wood glue and coat the back of your Wood U Bend. Then place your trim onto your knife block and press firmly to adhere to the surface.
Take out your chalk style paint (I used Waverly) in white or at least off white. The reason we use white is to ensure the most vibrant color for our rice paper transfers. Paint the whole knife block, you may need two coats, then dry with your heat gun.
Start by trimming off the white area off your transfer then figure out your placement area. Next coat the area you would like to place the transfer with Mod Podge. Finally take your transfer and smooth atop the Mod Podge base.
We will now take our sanding block and sand off the excess rice paper. Continue the above steps for all sides of the knife block. Do not worry about the white paint areas we will do something with those later.
Now we will take our exacto knife and re-open the knife holes, once that is completed seal the whole thing in Mod Podge.
Sparkle and Bling
Start by taking your gold paint and here is where you will cover those extra white areas. I followed along the outer edges and painted the bottom in the gold as well.
Finally for the bling! Take your bling of choice , I used this pink broach from Totally Dazzled. Simply take your hot glue and attach your bling. That’s it, now you have a beautiful and function piece of art.
Thank you for joining me on this creative project, I cannot wait to share more DIY’s with you. As always check out my lives over on Facebook and feel free to tag me in your creations. Until next time!
Your Sparkly Friend,