Monday, November 08, 2010

Personalized Baby Blocks

This is a fun project that would be perfect for a baby gift or shower decoration. It is a little time-consuming, but if you are like me, you enjoy the process as much as the result.

Supplies Needed:

unfinished wooden baby blocks
unfinished wooden letters
acrylic paint
paintbrushes in various sizes
scrapbook paper

I was in a little bit of a hurry when I made these and didn't take enough photos. Sorry. My first step was to paint the 2 sides of the block where the letters were going, which become the front and back. Then I painted the letters in a contrasting color. You will be able to see that at the end.

Using the block as a template, I traced around it onto the area of paper I wanted to highlight.

I used the paper on 4 sides of each block. I attached it to the unpainted sides.

I applied Alene's Tacky Glue to the paper and adhered it to the block.

I trimmed all overhang with a scissor.

Then I glued on the letters. I applied Mod Podge in a matte finish and over sanded, but neither of these steps is necessary.

These are for my grandson, whose first and middle names happen to be the same length. That's because he has cool parents.

Right now, they are on the bookcase in "his" room at my house.


Amby said...

1. I love that paper!
B. More on the grandson?

Vickie said...

A. Thank you! You can have the rest of it! I hope I have some left, since I said that.
2. More coming soon.

Matushka Anna said...

They're just darling. It sure looks like it was fun to do!

Vickie said...

Thanks Anna. It really was a fun project.