DIY Alphabet blocks for children's room decor
Make cute DIY alphabet blocks for the nursery or the decor of the room! This simple decoupage craft is perfect to handle for a beginner and is so sweet.
Hello there! It is Shannon from Rosyscription again and I’m back to " share other easy crafts decoupage. I do not think that I’ve you, but my husband said, and I are expecting our first baby this summer!
We are so excited, and I’ve been working on a number of projects for our little girls nursery. I recently made these easy DIY alphabet blocks to decorate your room.
This block craft is a very simple Mod patchwork project that can be tackled in any craft level. It would be a perfect beginner project if you're looking for a simple kids to try crafts this summer with your family.
The great thing about this project is that you (or your child) can customize these blocks however you want. The blocks correspond to can Easy DIY Alphabet blocks
Collect These Supplies
Small blocks of wood
White to Tinker and paint
Mod hodgepodge Matte formula (or Mod smorgasbord of Hard coating for extra durability)
Scrapbook paper to make the coordination of patterns and colors
Alphabet stickers or cut-out forms
scissors or paper cutter
steps, alphabet blocks:
With a pair of scissors or a paper cutter, cut small squares of paper that fit snugly on each side of the block.
you can also use letter stickers or shapes, if you wish, to an 'alphabet' - block. I used to have two letters on each block and covering the other four sides with pretty paper.
Paint each block with one to two layers of color. This color is used as the base color, the show potentially along the edges of the paper squares or behind your letters. Allow to dry the colour.
brush a layer of Mod smorgasbord on one side of a block, and press either a paper-square or the shape of the letters using the glue. Smooth out any bubbles and let them dry. Repeat this step on all other blocks.
Then, start working your way around all the surfaces of each block to cover the sides of each. You may need to work in stages, so that one side dry before working on the opposite side of the block.
Once all of the block sides have decoration on it and is dry, go back and apply one to two coats of decoupage over all of the surfaces. Again, you need to work on, perhaps in stages to allow for drying time before flipping to the other side.
Put your sweet DIY-alphabet-blocks playing as a decor or with you!
We plan to have our blocks as decor on a shelf only for the first one or two years with our little ones. It will be fun to look at and to handle it with her.
NOTE: Mod smorgasbord is non-toxic and water based, so it is safe for children and crafts. Older kids can definitely play with these blocks, but I would supervise very young children.
If possible, I would not let them put the blocks in their mouth for more than a short moment since the Mod food is a hodgepodge really.