Here's how I made them. We got a 1.5 in x 1.5 in piece of wood. I wanted 2 inch blocks but they only had this size and one that was too big. Anyway, my wonderful hubby cut 10 1.5 inch blocks from the wood. I couldn't have done it without him since that part required some chop saw action! Let me just say I couldn't do a LOT of my projects without my hubby's help, he is the best :)
So, I then had the daunting task of sanding all these because I wanted to round out the edges a bit. This probably would have been easier with a sanding block but I had like a sanding sponge type thing that was not really cutting it :-/ Anyway, after I got all the rough edges smoothed out, I went around them with a wood stain pen and 'stained' all the edges.
It doesn't have to be perfect, just enough to cover what will show in-between the pieces of paper.
I had pre-cut all my pieces of scrapbook paper to fit and had them separated.
Then I just Mod Podged them onto the blocks one at a time. (I used matte finish because I didn't want a shiny finish.)
I put the mod podge on the block then laid the paper on top but you could coat the back of the paper and put it on the block, I just wanted to get the least amount of sticky glue on my fingers as possible..... I think either way you get messy :p
After covering the blocks in paper, I covered each block with a coat of mod podge.
I covered the 5 sides at one time and left one side (the bottom) uncoated until they dried, then finished coating them.
Here's the finished product :)
I love this little ducky block :)
They can be changed to whatever pattern combo I like. I put the same 6 patterns on each block so if I want, I can have all the blocks matching or mix it up!
They are now sitting atop her dresser. You'll be seeing them again in the nursery reveal hopefully coming soon! I am still finishing up decorating in there. I have yet to find an affordable accent rug (that coordinates with the room) and I'm getting a little frustrated! I can't wait to show it to you all :) My hubby worked so hard in there!
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