Great DIY baby shower gift ideas are hard to find. I knew I wanted to make a personalized gift that wasn’t too expensive. These DIY personalized mod podge baby blocks project is perfect! All that is required to make these adorable baby blocks with baby’s name is a piece of 2″ X 6″ lumber, scrapbook paper, mod podge, spray paint and letters (I used our letter decals but you can buy or make your own out of paper).
I had tons of scrapbook paper and found paper with shades of navy, green and gray that perfectly matched the nursery room colors. I headed off to the hardware store to buy a 2″ X 6″ X 8 ft piece of lumber and had them cut it into assorted lengths of 4, 6, 8 and 9 inches. Yes, a Lowe’s employee will cut them in whatever lengths you prefer. Keep in mind that a 2″ X 6″ is really 1.5 inch thick X 5.5 inch wide. My blocks were cut to 9 inch, 6 inch, 8 inch (2 of them), and 4 inch tall sections (tiny one on top of the i).
I gently sanded the wood blocks, wiped them with a lightly moist rag, then gave them a couple of coats of satin spray paint (blue). I prefer using a satin finish. Allow to dry according to the label instructions.
I cut the scrapbook paper to fit each wood block, then gave them two coats of Mod Podge, allowing them to dry between coats.
After the wood blocks were dry, I carefully stuck the letter decals on top. I also added some fun scrapbooking foam stickers to each block. You can find these at Michae”s, Hobby Lobby, Jo-ann’s. Super easy!!! The mom-to-be loved them! Who says you have to spend a lot of money to make a beautiful customized gift? Not us crafters! The great thing about these baby blocks is the cost (so inexpensive!) and the way they turned out. So CUTE!