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Tricky Tip Tuesday – Upcycling Wood Blocks

This week’s “tricky tip” shows you an easy way to upcycle wood blocks.  Simply design your labels in MDS, apply Crystal Effects to the back of the label, adhere the label to the wood block, then brush another layer of Crystal Effects over the wood block and label. It takes just minutes and is so much fun! 

I dressed up the backs of the wood blocks, too!

Have you created anything unique or unusual with wood blocks? Let us know!

Cindy B.
Sr. Staff Writer


  • Donna Andeson

    Dec 20

    Wow! I always seal my wood blocks with Krylon's triple thick crystal clear spray because the blocks cleans up (except with black ink), I never thought about crystal effects! And MDS makes them look like art! So impressive!

  • cindi

    Dec 20

    anyway, I would totally customize my labels but would definitively put my stamps on them. I love clear mount, but wood mount are still my faves! With the stamp positioner, I have little problems positioning!

  • Sharon Cheng

    Dec 20 Here is the project that I created using wood blocks from the background stamps. Hit enter too soon on my first comment. :)

  • cathy yeaney

    Dec 20

    so, i spend extra money to get my stamps with wood blocks and you think i want to make knick knacks out of them???? what are you thinking?????

  • Eileen

    Dec 20 stamp, just decorating the wood block?

  • Jayme Z.

    Dec 20

    I converted my wood stamps to clear mount and this is a great way to use those all blocks!

  • Cindy B.

    Dec 20

    @ Eileen. Yep, that's right -- no stamp. I designed the labels in MDS, printed them, and adhered them to the wood blocks. This would work really well with the new Mother's Day download that came out today!