Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Mod Podge Blocks

Hi there! I am excited to be a part of this blog! I LOVE DIY projects and find myself doing them more and more each day. Here is a super easy and cheap and cute project anyone can do.

I made these for my friend Rebecca to go in her baby boy's nursery. I also made some that say "family" for my mom for Christmas. They are a great gift and add cute decor to any room!

Here's the low down:

Wooden blocks - head to Home Depot and buy a "Cull" of wood. Don't leave before having them cut it for you! A cull is about 50 cents. Yes super cheap! I had the nice worker guy cut my cull into blocks that are 3", 4" and 5" to have a variety. I was able to get about 15 blocks from one cull.
Sand Paper - This isn't a must but it I sanded my blocks around the edges so they wouldn't be so sharp.
Cute scrap book paper
Mod podge
paint or spray paint - I used spray paint because it is super fast and cheap (1$)

How to make them:
After sanding your blocks, paint them or spray paint them. After letting them dry cut your scrap book paper to fit and use mod podge underneath and over the paper to seal it to the block. Next you can use a handy dandy Cricket to cut your letters OR you can make them on the computer, print and cut them out and then use it as a stencil OR you can simply draw and cut out your letters. Whichever way works best for you! Then you place the letter on the scrap book paper that has mod podge on top (before it dries) and use mod podge again on top of the letter. Let it dry for about 24 hours before transporting. You can also add felt to the bottom to protect the surface you'll be displaying them on.

And that's it! It's a fast and easy and definitely cheap project. I'm already making more!

1 comment:

The Jackson Family said...

Ooooh, I like them! I might try to do blocks with our last name on them to go on top of our bookshelf. Fun idea!