DIY baby blocks, simple and fun and a personally unique gift. Step #1
First, you need to get prints of your favorite baby pictures. For these I took pictures of the mommy to be and daddy to be from when they were babies, and then now, with them together as a couple. Later you can add blocks with the new babies pictures on them. You can either use regular photos or you can print them from your computer. If you print them from your computer just make sure to use a light coat of glue so they don’t wrinkle when applying them to the blocks.
Cut the pictures to the size of the blocks. The closer to the size of the block the better they will look. I noticed that the pictures that are the same size as the block look better then the ones that I cut and were a little smaller. You can cut the exact size by laying the block on the picture and drawing around it, then cutting.
Buy Blocks. You can get them at any craft show or online. Here’s some from Amazon.
Sand them if seem like they need it, especially if you think the baby will eventually be playing with them. Sometimes the edges are a little rough. I like using a sanding block for every project, so much easier.
Glue the pictures to the block. You can use regular glue or wood glue. Let dry for an hour.
Paint the other sides of the blocks. You can use whatever colors you like but it’s cute to use different colors on each side. Let dry for an hour.
Stencil on letters, imagines, such as flowers or butterflies and let dry again.
Take sanding paper or a sanding block and sand lightly around the edges of the block. Also sand lightly around the edges of the picture. This will give your block an “antiqued” lo
When you are done sanding, seal your block with Mod Podge. You can paint right over the whole block, including the picture. It will not ruin or smear it. Mod Podge is also non toxic which is good to know when making crafts with or for youngsters. I would suggest using Matte for this project. Sometimes if using gloss the blocks will stick together if stacked for a long time. Let dry and you are done!
Use them for a gift or a decoration at a baby shower!