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Cute and Funny Guest Project from Somewhat Simple

Happy Friday Everyone!!!
I’m Stephanie from SomewhatSimple
I am super excited to be on Jen’s darling blog. It seems like Jen and I run in the same creative circle, but have yet to cross paths! Time to change that here today!

Today I thought I would share with you a very simple project that should get a few laughs if you make one for your home. I call it “The Exercise Block” and before any of you tune me out, let me remind you that this is funny, no exercise required!

Take A Look:

Materials Needed:
1 block, any size. (mine was a 4×4)
Scrapbook Paper
Mod Podge
Sponge Brush
Printed Directions
You can use this image if you’d like:

(Right click on the image to save it, then copy it to a word doc, adjust the size to fit your block and print. I make things easy for you!) 

Here are the Easy Directions of this Tutorial:
1. Cut 6 squares of your scrapbook paper to fit your block
2. Mod Podge the paper to the sides of the block by adding a thin layer of Mod Podge to the wood, then lay your paper on that, then add another thin layer of Mod Podge to the top. Let it dry completely.

3. Mod Podge your Directions Sheet to one side of the block, then let it dry completely.

4. I chose to distress the edges with a sander just a bit, but that is up to you. Now just pick a ribbon and tie it up with a bow.

And that’s it!!!!
My kind of exercise!

I would love to have you come visit me at somewhat simple and see what else I’ve been up to! Every day is different and each day is something fun! If you come right now, you can still add your link to our Strut Your Stuff Link Party that I host everything Thursday. Consider yourself personally invited!

Jen, thanks for having me as your guest today!
Have a great weekend everyone!

Thanks Steph! If you haven’t made your way over to Somewhat Simple — you are missing out big time! Steph’s blog is a beautiful wonderland of crafty goodness! 

I’m sharing a little polka dot project over at Somewhat Simple today!
And a reminder — the Weekend Wrap Up Party will be starting tonight at midnight. I have a great new sponsor and giveaway this week for those of you who want to come to the party! See you then!!!


  1. Loved this funny and had to make one… but in fabric with iron-on transfer paper for the writing!!

    You can see it (if you scroll to the bottom of the post) here:


  2. ha ha ha! that is so funny!!!

  3. Jax @ AlyandAsh says:

    This is awesome! I'm hosting a link party for Mod Podge Projects this weekend! I'd love for you to come link up!


  4. Visiting from Somewhat Simple! I absolutely love the polka dot runner you made! TFS…so glad to have found your blog.

  5. muummmmeeeeee...... says:

    That is so funny! Think I might make myself one…

  6. Hahaha! I love this! So clever. And I love both you gals- Steph & Jen. So awesome. :) Have a wonderful weekend to both of you. Y'all rock!


  7. Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} says:

    That is so funny! I'm still laughing…what a clever idea :)

  8. Crafty Batches says:

    Oh my gosh, this made me giggle! Thank you for sharing!! :)

  9. stephanie says:

    Thanks for a giggle! Gotta go now and check out Stephanie's blog…

  10. jennykate77 says:

    That is hilarious! My kind of exercising!!! :) The block is really cute!

    Hope you're having a fabulous Friday, Jen!♥

  11. Sue (Someone's Mom) says:

    Very funny idea…nice to see you here!

  12. That is too cute!

  13. craftynutts says:

    LOVE IT may make one for my sister

  14. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    That is hilarious!!! LOVE it! :)

  15. Em @ Bunch of Scrap says:

    Now that is MY idea of excercise! Love it. Thanks Steph for the cute tutorial… I am going to have to make these for a few of my friends that ~love~ excercise as much as me :) Thanks for the fun guest blogger Jen!

  16. Jenglamgirl says:

    hOW Flipping HIlarious… I do aerobics with the girls at church 3 times a week… and some are so goo roo work out… zumba instructors … you name it. I would love to give a couple of them this. LOVE IT! LOVE SOMEWHAT SIMPLE TOO! 😉

  17. Kelli @ RTSM says:

    Too funny! My aunt made these for all the women in our family a few years ago, but yours is much cuter with the polka dot paper and ribbon!

  18. Carrie @ Dittle Dattle says:

    Too cute! Thanks for sharing.

  19. Sherry Goodloe says:

    That put a big smile on my face! Walk around the block . . . yep, that's cute *smiles*

  20. Katherine ( Katie) Corrigan says:

    This is wonderful. I'm still giggling, what a fun gift. Have a great weekend!

  21. Very cute!!!

  22. Whatever Dee-Dee wants says:

    Too funny!

  23. This is way to funny! I want one – I would love to say I walked around the block one those days I just don't have time for anything!

  24. love this! perfect for a best friend bday gift!

  25. Hilarious & motivating!

  26. AndreaLeigh says:

    very cute! lol. would make a great gag gift for a white elephant christmas party.

  27. My kind of exercise. Hilarious!

  28. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says:

    Very cute and funny! I know a few people this would make a great gift for!

  29. Kim @ Frost Me! says:

    rofl! I love it! My kind of exercising!

    Kim @ http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com
    party inspiration

  30. Tonia {Chic Modern Vintage} says:

    Ok, not to repeat maybe what everyone else has said, but this it too cute and a great idea with a but of humor all at the same time.

  31. Red Door Home says:

    Too cute – and funny!

  32. What a great idea! I got my exercise laughing!

  33. michelle@somedaycrafts says:

    That is so funny! Great gag gift! Nice job, steph!

  34. And the second! I'm never the first 3 comments. SCORE!

  35. Oooh, I was the first comment…

  36. Bahaha! This is hilarious!! And now I can really give the gift of health!
    I love it. I can actually DO this exercize!