DIY: Wooden Baby Blocks
I stumbled upon these vintage wooden baby blocks last month at an indoor flea market. ADORABLE. I needed to have them all.
I think that there’s a ton of things you could do with these blocks!
If the letters are raised on the blocks you could spray paint them all one color. Or you can leave them just as it and spell out a name and use for decoration in either a child’s room, or for a baby shower. I adore the idea of creating the entire ABC’s… how cute would that be in a baby’s nursery? The list is endless!
As for me, personally I liked these blocks just the way they were. Mismatched and all. It was pretty slim pickings in that box of blocks, so I found enough letters to spell out my boyfriend’s rather long, Polish, last name. He loved it- it must be hard having such an unusual last name.. at the very end of the alphabet.
So.. you want to do this yourself? … It’s SO easy!
Step 1: After you arrange your blocks…. lightly sand the edges that are going to be glued together.
I used Elmer’s Wood Glue. Just apply a little bit to one side of the block and hold it together to the other block firmly for about 30 seconds (No need for a clamp!) and it is set. I wiped off any excess glue with a damp paper towel.
I thought this project came out so cute that I put it on my bookshelf in my basement…
…but Jared liked it so much that he found his last name a place on his dry bar in our living room.
Glad he likes it!