Hey guys! I hope this post finds you all having a wonderful Sunday afternoon with your families! I have been crafting among many other things this weekend and I am excited to share my ‘Weekend Whatnot’ with everyone.

Remember these cheesy FRIENDS blocks that I found at Home Goods for $5.00? I only made 3 Vintage Looking Dice with them and after I gave Whitney a couple I still had two left over…well, I can’t let anything go to waste and I remembered a set of cute little number blocks to display days of the month at Home Goods (they were much smaller and not something I would purchase but they inspired me!).

I started out by painting each block with Behr Cozy Cottage Satin. I then used my Cricut to cut number stencils and dry brushed the numbers on with Burnt Umber acrylic. The combination to each block: Block #1: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 / Block #2: 0, 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9 (the 9 serves as the 6 also)
I then used Ralph Lauren Smoke Glaze to give the blocks a vintage look.
I had the days of the month to display but I still needed a way to display the month. I went to Hobby Lobby and purchased an unfinished wood plaque for $1.00……

I painted this with Behr Cozy Cottage Satin and used electrical tape to tape off an area for a chalkboard.
I used Krylon Chalkboard Spray Paint and it was super EASY!
I then outlined the chalkboard area with 4 ply jute twine that I purchased at Hobby Lobby for $2.99.

I used a hot glue gun to secure the twine around the edges.
I purchased a 4-pack of unfinished wooden Fleur de Lis at Hobby Lobby for $1.99.
I painted one with the Behr Cozy Cottage Satin, glazed with RL Smoke Glaze and hot glued it to the corner to cover the seam from the twine.

This was another fantastic find at Homegoods ~ $8.00 ~ I thought it would be a great way to display my date blocks!

Hope this has inspired you! I hope you gals have a great week!
***We are super excited to announce that we will be having our very first Link Party and give away Thursday October 8! The theme for the party is ‘I Made it Without my Hubby’ to honor all of you women who have made projects without the help of your significant other! It can be ANYTHING as long as it was made without the Mr. We can’t wait to be inspired by all of your creations!****
I will be posting this at Today’s Creative Blog Spot!
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  1. Great idea! Those turned out GREAT! I have been wanting some date blocks for a while now… Just need a shelf to place them! Have a good week!

  2. How lucky are you girls! You make the most amazing projects and find the most incredible finds. I check your site everyday to see what new thing there is to inspire me. Thanks for sharing your incredible talent! I'll try to get my projects posted soon – You've inspired everyone of them.

  3. So stinkin' cute!!! Y'all continue to amaze me! I wish that I had more time to craft with you. I'll need to make a trip to Home Goods soon…which one do you go to?

  4. oh my gosh! I LOVE this! I have always wanted a perpetual calendar, and what a great way to make your own!

  5. Really, Really, Really, Cute!! Great project and wooden fleur de lis who knew! I have to get me some! Thanks for this one!