Exercise Block

Anyone have a New Year’s Resolution to exercise more? Here is 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 say that this is funny, no exercise required! Take A Look:

Materials Needed:
1 block of wood (mine was a 4×4.) I bought this wood at Lowes and they cut it for me for free!
Scrapbook Paper
Mod Podge
Sponge Brush
Printed Directions

1. Cut 6 squares of your scrapbook paper to fit your block of wood
2. Mod Podge the paper to the sides of the block. 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!

This post was sponsored by Lowes. All opinions are 100% my own. Come back tomorrow for a fabulous giveaway from Lowes you definitely won’t want to miss!

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Wife, mom of 5, and creator of Somewhat Simple, Stephanie has a passion to create and inspire. She is an Orange County transplant who is now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, cooking and creating simple projects for her home and family.
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  1. Kristin says:

    VERY cute! I could think of a few people that would really get a kick out of this 😉

  2. Lynn from For Love or Funny says:

    This made me laugh out loud!

  3. Betty Jo says:

    LOL I am going through a real exercise "block" right now! I opened blogger dashboard and saw your header! At least I've had some exercise today; laughing!! What a fun post. ♥

  4. Leslie says:

    That is hilarious! These would make such great gifts for my friends!

  5. ♥Suzanne♥@AbbyShabbyB says:

    gEnIuS! I have seen this before – but this tops it! Thanks for sharing!

  6. oh, i'll be making one of these too!! lol

  7. Melissa says:

    This made me lol and for t hat you deserve something but I don't know what!! Thanks for the smile!!

  8. VERY cute! I definitely think a few of these will be made SOON!

  9. Neisha says:

    lol!!! that's great! :)

  10. Laurie says:

    So precious! Love it, would make great mother's day gifts, too! Thanks for sharing!

  11. cmil111 says:

    Too funny, I have to make one for my sister. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Denise says:

    now this is exercise i could accomplish.

  13. Lisa S. Luckey says:

    LOL this is so cute and funny. I can't wait to do this.

  14. Suzy D. says:

    I love this!
    I know some people that will get this for christmas!

  15. Mariska says:

    Funny! Now I need to find someone to give this to, so that I can make one!

  16. Eveline says:

    Really funny.

  17. Sheila Irish says:

    LOL….I LOVE your sense of humor! Thanks for this cute "gag" gift idea….

  18. Sheila Irish says:

    LOL….I LOVE your sense of humor! Thanks for this cute "gag" gift idea….

  19. Soooo funny I am going to have to make these for gifts!!!tfs!

  20. Hahahahaha! I am SO making this!!! But for my house, this is too funny to give away :)

  21. Well, I've done it! I made one, too… but with fabric and iron-on transfer paper!! You can find it here (scroll to the bottom of the post if you want to see it):


  22. Debi Clark says:


  23. Nancy Sabina says:

    I'm making these for my girlfriends this Christmas. Thanks for the great idea!

  24. How adorable!! I know my Aunt's will get a kcik out of it, thanks for sharing!!

  25. Rita May says:

    This is so funny. I need to make one and give it to friends and family that don’t like to exercise.

  26. I have made a couple hundred of these and they always get a good laugh from people.

  27. This is my kind of exercise.

  28. I did mine for Christmas, so I made the blocks look like little Christmas presents. I bought my blocks at a craft store (they had three different sizes and were sanded down ). Some I painted with spray paint, and others I used acrylic paint (because I didn’t have spray paint in the color I wanted. lol ) I let them dry, hit them with some glitter spray. For the text, I did them up on Word, printed them and then used a hole punch and put the ribbon through it and ‘tied’ up the little present-block. They look really cute.