Monday, June 11, 2012

Baby Name Blocks









                                                                                                                                                                      I've seen these cute blocks all over Pinterest and Etsy recently and decided to make them for AG's nursery.  I didn't take pictures as I was making them and totally regret it.  So sorry!  But, they were really easy and hopefully the directions will be simple to follow.  If you have ANY questions about how to make them, let me know.  I am happy with how they turned out and am hoping to also use them in our maternity pictures tonight! 

Materials:
wooden blocks (hobby lobby about 2 inches)
coordinating scrapbook paper
Mod Podge
letters (I used my cricut to cut them, you can do stickers or store bought paper letters)
paint brush
paint

Directions:
1.  Paint the wooden blocks.  I decided to paint them all pink and grey.  Although, about half way through I had wished I did light pink for all sides.  Make sure all sides are painted, you may need a few coats for good coverage.
2.  Using your scrapbook paper, cut out squares to go on the wood. Trace the squares on paper and cut the scrapbook paper a little smaller then the wood (I actually used my cricut for the cutting).  Make sure you know how many pieces of each paper to use.  I used 5 coordinating pieces.
3.  Once the paint is dry, it's time to put the scrapbook paper on.  Paint a little Mod Podge on the painted wood square.  Then adhere the scrapbook paper on top.  Smooth it out so that there aren't any bumps.  Do this with all sides of all the squares.  This will be a process because you will have to wait for a few sides to dry before moving on.
3.  Time for the letters.  Whether you're using stickers or paper letters, make sure they are cut and ready to go.  Brush another coat of Mod Podge on top of the newly adhered scrap paper.  Place the letter on top of the Mod Podge.  Make sure you press it down all the way and smooth them out.  Do this for all of the letters for the child's name.  **Pay attention to where you are putting the letters.  I didn't plan mine out well enough and ended up with two polka dot papers for the last two letters, which I had to go back and fix.
4.  The last step is another coat of Mod Podge.  Make sure the coat under the letters is completely dry.  This final coat is to seal everything.  Let the blocks dry and then enjoy!  These would make a great baby shower gift!


A few notes:
*Before you want anything to stick on, apply Mod Podge.  
*Always let the Mod Podge dry before you apply another coat or you will get a film. 
*Make sure you know exactly where you are going to glue the letters, make sure paper alternates, etc. 
*The wood doesn't have to be painted, but her furniture is white so I didn't want to leave the wood.  
*You can cut the scrap paper to be the exact size of the blocks so you don't have to paint the wood and there would be no wood showing.  




2 comments:

  1. hi am wanting to start making naming blocks and was wanting to stick craft paper on them will i need to put mod podge on top of the paper before sticking letters on?

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