Family Photo Blocks

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familyblocks 1024x826 Family Photo BlocksSince we live so far away from our family and friends I’m always looking for ways to display photos of our family for our kids.

This wooden block photo display was a fun craft for the kids and I to make together.

blocksmaterials 745x1024 Family Photo BlocksThe 2 x 2 was roughly 1.5 inches wide so I cut my board by 1.5″ increments.  Basically you can make any size square you want.

jackmeasuring 1024x536 Family Photo BlocksHere’s my 4-year-old helping me measure.

woodenblockscut 768x1024 Family Photo BlocksOnce cut I sanded down the blocks, just to get the edges smooth.

blocktower 691x1024 Family Photo BlocksNow cut your scrapbook paper.  I used a scrapbook paper-cutter which made it go much faster.  Now cover 5 sides using modge podge.

Add photos to 1 or 2 sides of the blocks.  I used actual photos that I had developed.  But I think this would work better with photos printed from your printer on regular paper.

Give the blocks a good sanding along each edge.  To give them a shabby look.  You could also use a bit of stain along the edges (I didn’t).

familyblocks2 768x1024 Family Photo BlocksFor my family, if you don’t see your photo, just relax.  I’m still searching for photos of everyone.  So I’ll add blocks once I’m done.  I promise.

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Thanks for stopping by! My family and I recently moved into a builder box home. And in between playdates and swim lessons you can find me adding some thrifty, diy charm to our new home.

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