Monday, November 16, 2009

Baby Blocks

I made these cute blocks for my cousin who just had her second baby girl. I love to give personalized gifts. This one is cute and easy!

Here is what you will need:
2 wooden blocks (I got mine from Micheal's)
scrapbook paper
ribbon
mod podge
craft glue
a picture of the baby
paint
sandpaper (optional)
stamp pad (optional)

1.) Paint your blocks your desired color. Mine are a really dark brown. I had a brown paint that I added black to until it was dark enough for me.


2.) cut out squares of scrap book paper to fit on your blocks. My blocks were 4 inch cubes so I cut out 3.5 inch squares of paper. I covered 3 sides on the bottom cube (Don't have to cover the bottom and I left 2 sides open for the name and birth date) and 4 sides of the top cube (I left one side open for the picture and I did not cover the bottom)
3.) Use Mod Podge to glue your paper to the block.


4.) I printed out the baby's picture on regular computer paper (in sepia) I also cut the paper down to 8.5 X 11 to fit into my computer to print out the baby's name and birth date using a cool font. You could also use stickers, stamps or hand write it too. I than cut them into 3.5 inch squares to fit on the blocks. I used mod podge to glue these on to the sides. Let dry.
5.) Mod Podge over all the sides of the blocks. Let dry completely.

6.) Optional distressing. I used sand paper to rough up the edges and corners of the block, I also sanded to scrapbook paper too. I did not sand the picture or sides I had the baby's name and birth date.


7.) I used some of my brown ink to antique the edges and paper. I was careful around the picture and the name and birth date.
8.) Put a spot of glue on the bottom of the top block to make it stay on the bottom block.

9.) Add a ribbon tied around to finish it off! I put a dot of glue on the ribbon to the bottom and on the top to help it stay in place.
My cousin loved it!!


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19 comments :

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

I LOVE these! So, so cute Fawnda. Next baby shower, I know what I'm giving.

Anny said...

What a sweet gift, the baby is a cutey :)

Jennifer @ The Craft House said...

Fawnda,

Thank you for the lovely comment and ideas left on my blog! I will definitely consider the tracing idea for the lamp! :)

-Jennifer

Mod Podge Amy said...

Love the blocks idea! That is great - and that baby is cute. :D

Mama Holli said...

These blocks are beautiful and would make a very special gift! I love it!
Mama Holli

Donna said...

THAT is totally cute, Fawnda! What a sweet gift!

[ReDeemed] unique art said...

very nice blog and tutorial! I'm looking for a few more guest bloggers for my 12 Days of Christmas series - are you interested? http://noelgiger.blogspot.com/2009/11/twelve-days-of-christmas-redeemed.html

Its So Very Cheri said...

I think these are so adorable, so much so that--You've been featured today so go check it out and grab your I've been featured button and proudly display it-you deserve it.

Cheri

Its So Very Cheri said...

I think these are so adorable, so much so that--You've been featured today so go check it out and grab your I've been featured button and proudly display it-you deserve it.

Cheri

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

LOVE IT!!!

Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

Really cute! What a sweet personal gift.

Marilyn said...

These are so adorable!!! Thanks for sharing!

Lissa said...

I made some of these this summer for my sister and even her kids love them! So cute, I love personalized gifts too. Yours turned out really cute.

Andy Porter said...

Super adorable!

The Faveros said...

I am so in love with these... what a cute baby gift!! I have to try these!!

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

I am featuring this on my site next Monday! Come see yourself in the spotlight!
-Steph

Anne said...

This is such a cute idea! I wish I knew someone who just had a baby! I bookmarked this page for when I do. ha ha.

Anne

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Suzanne said...

I've got to remember these. They are darling and who wouldn't to have them as a gift. I'm thinking "grandmother!"

Donna Nguyen said...

The blocks are adorable. I'm a new mommy & I'm definitely going to try making these for my son.

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