Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Creating Personalized Block Ornaments

Yes, I know Christmas is done and gone but I couldn't share any of my gifts that I created until after they had all been given.  I used this idea found at Craft Goodies.

All you need is:
Wooden blocks - either cut yourself or pre-bought from a craft store.  I used blocks that were 1 1/2 by 1 1/2 inches (approx).
Photos cut to fit the blocks
Modge Podge

 First of all, if needed cut your wood into blocks.  Then drill a hole all the way through the center of each block.  The hole needs to be just large enough to push the ribbon through for hanging.  Sand and Paint the blocks - I chose to use black to keep them clean but you could use any color you wanted.  Once dry, use modge podge to attach your photos - you will need 4 for each block.  I used three photos and then the forth side as a square with the boys thumbprint, name and year on it.  Allow it dry. 
Once dry, thread your ribbon through, knotting it at the top and bottom of each block and create a hanging loops with the leftover ribbon.  (I used two ribbons, 24 inches each).  I also used some glitter glue on the edges of a couple of the photos to add some "bling". 

Don't you just love these?  I do!  I created them for the grandma's, and I made one for myself too!  I plan to make one each year - what a great marker of how the boys grow :-)