Sunday, November 20, 2011

Personalized Wood Blocks

I've been asked a few times to share how I made these blocks for my son's room, so here goes.  These are really easy and fun to make!


1.  Paint two inch square blocks with one coat of paint.

2.  Cut paper into two inch squares.  Distress the edges.  Apply to blocks with Mod Podge.

3.  Adhere stickers and chipboard.  Age them with distress ink.  (I used "vintage photo" distress ink.  I cut a scrap of felt, wad it up, dab it on the ink pad, and then rub in a circular motion on the edges of the embellishment.)

4.  Seal all sides with another coat of mod podge.  I used the matte finish.

5.  For the letters,  I applied crackle medium to chipboard sticker letters.  After it had dried overnight I rubbed Vintage Photo distress ink on it to get into the cracks.  Then I wiped it with a soft cloth to get the excess ink off,



These are truly simple and fun to make!  My two year old daughter likes her brother's blocks so much that I will be making her a set next!



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5 comments:

  1. ADORABLE!!! The beautiful baby and the blocks!! I bought some soft blocks and had my daughter's name spelled out on each but maybe I should try the wooden blocks.. VERY cute!! Thank you so much for linking up with us!!

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  2. Love these blocks! I have the same pad of paper too. ;-)

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  3. Silly question, where did you get the blocks? I looked at our local craft store and couldn't find them?

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  4. I bought mine at Mchael's, they were a dollar each for the two inch blocks. I have seen them at Hobby Lobby, too. They are usually on the very bottom shelf and you have to bend down to find them. Good luck!

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