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Halloween Block Tutorial

In my excitement about my “Good Life” yesterday and my joy at being able to transfer that French Label image I neglected to mention that my latest tutorial is up over at Mod Podge Rocks.

These blocks are a variation of the tealight candle holders I sell in my Etsy shop.  I think they will make a fun, versatile project for anyone wanting a little Halloween fun.

So check it out if you’re so inclined.


A little linking to folks who love Halloween!

About cheltenhamroad

I’ve been surrounded by amazingly creative people my whole life. My mom can, and does, make anything. The family has on occasion speculated that she just whipped up my dad one day when she discovered some left over fabric and stuffing. My three sisters have mad skills ranging from needlework to cooking to out and out ART. My father’s desk when I was growing up had a model train set going around it, oh, and he made that desk-from scratch. I’m the youngest and, as you can imagine, it’s a hard series of acts to follow. Truth be told, I’ve spent many, many years suppressing the creative instincts I learned at home. But I realized (rather late in life) that few things bring me more joy than making and creating. For the longest time when I went to stores I didn’t think, “I want that” I thought, “I can make that.” And, with a deep breath and a leap, I’ve started on a very new, kinda scary path. I’ve given up my steady, dependable (dull!) corporate life to spend my days happily humming away in my garage designing, creating, painting, decoupaging and sawing and, since this blog will be an honest take on things, there is also a fair amount of tripping, spilling and swearing. Through this blog I hope to share with you the struggles and (hopefully) triumphs of a very non-businessy business person. I also hope to make this blog a resource for people who like to work with their hands and who are, like me, always looking at things and thinking “I could make that!” I’ve lived many places since I left Cheltenham Road; I currently live in Los Angeles California. So, with this preamble- Welcome to Cheltenham Road! Please come on over and make yourself comfortable – the place is always open.

6 responses »

  1. Oh, too cute!!!! I’m going to try these very soon!!! I’m thinking a Thanksgiving theme for a hostess give for my mom…:) I’m all new on Pinterest and just pinned them, too!!! Thank you for sharing your talents!!! 🙂

  2. They would be perfect for Thanksgiving Laura. If you do make some will you please send pics I’d love to see them!

    (I’m always a little stuck for Thanksgiving images myself – all the vintagy ones are, well……kinda racist most of the time).

  3. I definitely will share what I do!! I’ve asked my hubby to cut the wood so hopefully I’ll get to it soon!!!

    On images…..uh yea…..racist and for my vegetarian mom the turkeys don’t seem appropriate either!!! Soooooo…..I’m hoping to find more in the areas of Fall, cornucopias. pumpkins (she loves those) and wording like family, bounty, and, of course Happy Thanksgiving! 🙂

  4. ohhh, I’d never thought of just doing wording like Bounty and Family and such! Most excellent! You may have just solved my “thanksgiving block” (in this case “block” meaning mental block not actual square shaped piece of wood decorated for a holiday).
    Thank you!!!

    • Haha!!! You’re welcome!!! 🙂

      I started a Pinterest board for the images I’m finding and you are welcome to take a look and see if any fit with what you have in mind!!

      I’m really new to Pinterest so I’m not sure if there is a real way to link you to that particular board so I’m cutting and pasting in the url….sorry, I know…I’m a lame-o!! 🙂

      Apologies for all the exclamation points on the descriptions…it was kinda boring so I was trying to make it fun…er!!! 😉


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