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Modern DIY Photo Blocks (for Decor or Gifts!)

Paint these DIY photo blocks any color to fit in with your child’s room or nursery and display on a shelf! They also make great gifts.

Paint these DIY photo blocks any color to fit in with your child's room or nursery and display on a shelf! They also make great personalized gifts.

I’ve seen all of the different ways to make wooden photo blocks on Pinterest. It’s a fun gift and a unique way to display photos.

But when my three girls recently got some cute black and white pictures taken, I had an idea to put a modern twist on the wooden photo blocks!

Babies and toddlers will love mixing and matching the faces as they stack the blocks. Paint them any color to fit in with your child’s room or nursery and display on a shelf!

These DIY photo blocks would be an easy Christmas or baby shower gift as well.

Make a modern twist on some photo blocks by using black and white pictures. Your child will love playing with them!

Modern DIY Photo Blocks

Here’s what you will need:

Make a modern twist on some photo blocks by using black and white pictures. Your child will love playing with them!

Step 1: Cut out your black and white photos.

Make a modern twist on some photo blocks by using black and white pictures. Your child will love playing with them!

Step 2: Cut down the middle of the photo so that one half will fit onto each block.

diy wooden picture blocks

Step 3: Apply Mod Podge to the back of the photo and then onto the top. You can either trim the photo after it is dry or do this before adding the Mod Podge.

You can also cut and add the top and bottom pieces to the other sides of the blocks so that the photo looks like it wraps around the block.

Paint these DIY photo blocks any color to fit in with your child's room or nursery and display on a shelf! They also make great personalized gifts.

Step 4: Add a few coats of the Mod Podge and let them dry completely.

Paint these DIY photo blocks any color to fit in with your child's room or nursery and display on a shelf! They also make great personalized gifts.

These DIY photo blocks are so cute and even my 7-year-old was having fun mixing the faces.

Paint these DIY photo blocks any color to fit in with your child's room or nursery and display on a shelf! They also make great personalized gifts.

Feel free to visit me over on my blog, Homemade Ginger where I share tons more crafty posts and tutorials.

Paint these DIY photo blocks any color to fit in with your child's room or nursery and display on a shelf! They also make great personalized gifts.

Photo Blocks

Yield: 6 blocks
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Active Time: 45 minutes
Dry Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 3 hours
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $5

Learn how to make DIY picture blocks use craft paint, photos, and Mod Podge. This is really easy!

Materials

  • Black and white photos
  • Wooden blocks
  • Acrylic paint
  • Mod Podge Matte

Tools

  • Paintbrushes
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Paint the wood blocks and let dry. Add enough coats to cover the blocks and let dry for several hours.
  2. Cut out the black and white photos with the scissors.
  3. Cut down the middle of the photo so that one half will fit onto each block.
  4. Apply Mod Podge to the back of the photo and then onto the top. Let dry and then trim off the excess.
  5. Add a few coats of Mod Podge to the entire block(s) and let dry before displaying.

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Jas

Wednesday 18th of November 2015

What a neat idea! I love them :)