Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Picture blocks

I found this adorable idea at The Idea Room, it would make a great gift idea for Christmas, Mothers Day or even a Birthday gift which is what I am doing! Here is another version in color.

I made mine a little different by putting all my 3 kids and a picture of grandma and grandpa with the kids on one block. I made this block for my Mom for her birthday and thought it would be cute for her to put on her desk at work!

You will first need to get a block. You can buy them at your local craft store or you can buy a 4x4 post at Home Depot or Lowe's. I am lucky enough to have a handy Husband to cut the wood for me! I had my Hubby cut it at 3 1/2 inches to make it a square block, you might be able to get the guys at Home Depot cut it for you!

Then you will want to sand any rough edges to make them smooth and then paint your block.

Next you will need 4 pictures about 3 inches square. I printed my photos on photo paper.
Paint Modge Podge onto the back of each picture and place one photo on each of the 4 sides of your block. Let Modge Podge dry. When dried paint Modge podge over all the sides of your block and let dry, you may want to do this 3 or 4 times!


shara said...

just happened upon your blog. first, very very cute. but i have a question for ya. do you use photo copies of the pictures or actual pictures? will putting modge podge smear or smudge them? thanks. i love this idea and am going to have to borrow it. thanks. if you could get back to me that would be awesome... :) have a great day!

Amy said...

What a good idea! I think that would be good to make for some of the in-laws.

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