Great DIY baby shower gift ideas are hard to find. Â I knew IÂ wanted to make a personalized gift that wasn’t too expensive. These DIY personalized mod podge baby blocks project is perfect!Â Â 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 butÂ you can buy or make your own out of paper).
I had tons of scrapbook paper and Â found paperÂ with shades of navy, green and grayÂ that perfectly matchedÂ the nursery room colors. I headed off to the hardware storeÂ 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. Â Yes, a Lowe’s employee will cut them in whatever lengths you prefer. Â Keep in mind that a 2″ X 6″ is really 1.5 inch thick X 5.5 inch wide. Â My blocks were cut toÂ 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 themÂ a couple of coats of satin spray paint (blue). Â I prefer using a satin finish. Â 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 stuckÂ the letter decals on top. Â I also added someÂ fun scrapbooking foam stickers to each block. Â You can find these at Michae”s, Hobby Lobby, Jo-ann’s. Â Super easy!!! Â The mom-to-be loved them! Â Who says youÂ have to spend a lot of money to make a beautiful customized gift? Â Not us crafters! Â The great thing about these baby blocks is the cost (so inexpensive!) and the way they turned out. Â So CUTE!