Jan 29, 2015

We LOVE creative minds at the KC Remodel + Garden Show. And it's hard to find anyone more creative than Leanne Lee, Diva of DIY and 2015 Home + Garden Trendsetter of the Year. Leanne will be a featured speaker on our Fresh ideas Home Stage each day of the show, where she'll share her passion for upcycling - turning trash into treasure.

With Valentine's Day just around the corner we thought we'd share one of Leanne's favorite projects: Valentine's Blocks. This project is so easy even the kids can tackle it.

Here's what you'll need:

  • 4x4x4 cubes (easily cut from a fence post you can buy at any home improvement or lumber store) 
  • Spray paint in desired color
  • Valentine's Day scrapbook paper
  • Sanding block
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam brush
  • Copies of photos on cheap printer paper
  • Vinyl letters (if desired)

Step 1: Sand corners of cubes to slightly round of edges.

Step 2: Spray cubes with spray paint. Let dry completely.
Step 3: Lightly distress blocks with sandpaper (if desired).
Step 4: Apply scrap book paper using Mod Podge. Let dry.
Step 5: Apply photocopies over scrapbook paper or paint using Mod Podge. Let dry.
Step 6: Apply vinyl letters to scrapbook paper or paint (if desired).

These adorable blocks are just one of the many creative ideas Leanne will share at the KC Remodel + Garden Show - and we guarantee you'll love them all.

With two stages packed with home and garden experts like Leanne Lee and Kevin O'Connor, host of the award-winning PBS series This Old House, this is one show you won't want to miss.

The KC Remodel + Garden Show, the region's largest home show (with over 500 exhibitors), takes over the American Royal Center February 6-8, 2015. Don't have tickets yet? Get 2-for-1 via Facebook. And remember, February 6th is Hero Day at the show. All active and retired military, fire, and police personnel receive free admission to the show on that date.

FEBRUARY 6 - 8, 2015.