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« on: February 25, 2012 07:13:16 PM »

Since my husband is in the military we have moved away from many of your friends. One of my friends has been having a rough year and I wanted to be able to give her a hug. So I made her this and sent it out without telling her.



In addition to the rules/goals of the challenge I wanted to use more stash or personal items and do less shopping, so the blocks I used are actually mine from when I was a kid! The only things I ended up buying were the red paint and the glue. The short details: I spray painted all the blocks black, painted on the white and red details with acrylics, glued them around the frame, gave it a clear coat and inserted scrapbook paper into the frame (inserting the chocolates was the hardest, only because I wanted to eat them).



I made sure when I put it together that I did it right-side up so it could be used as either a small candy dish or as a picture frame.



My friend actually got it in the mail yesterday was was super surprised and happy! I love it when I can make someones day!

If anyone is interested in the how-tos of it I posted it in my blog: http://yellowhouseon3rd.blogspot.com/2012/02/random-acts-of-crafty-kindness.html
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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2012 07:27:38 PM »

I love that it has multiple uses!
So cute and clever!!!
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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2012 07:12:17 PM »

Awww, this is so sweet. I bet it really was a great pick me up for your friend. Extra special handmade item from a friend + CHOCOLATE - how could you go wrong??

It's also really cool that you used blocks from when you were a kid!

Great job.
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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2012 07:12:26 AM »

That's wonderful!  I love that you used the blocks from when you were a kid, that makes it just that touch bit more personal and special.  I hope you told her that part!
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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2012 06:09:04 PM »

Really neat and such a thoughtful gift...
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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2012 12:10:40 PM »

You are a true friend!  I was reminded this weekend by my hubby that true friends are not just there when times are good; they are there when times are bad...

I bet she loved it!  I love how you repurposed the blocks!
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« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2019 07:35:38 AM »

Hugs are wonderful, and you can feel the love in this project.  What an awesome gift!
I've been looking for ideas for a toddler gift and this would be perfect - spell the child's name with the blocks, painted to match their room. 
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