#7-10 10 Thing to do with a block!

posted on November 24, 2009 by  |  posted under Christmas, Crafting, Decorating, Gift Giving  |  11 Comments

10 fun things to do with a block


Idea #7



1.  Paint the blocks (easy) …

2.  Put the ABC vinyl on them (easier)…I used the ‘Narkism’ font 1.8×1.8 in dark brown.

Need vinyl?  Contact your vinyl lady, OR get a Cricut!  You can cut small vinyl letters and sayings with a Cricut!

You can save so much money using a Cricut to help with baby presents, Christmas presents, organization…so worth it!

If you are spelling out a name, make sure to put the letters of the name on the blocks first – you don’t want to put the ‘L’ and ‘U’ on the same block or you can’t spell out the name.

How fun would this be to give at a shower or to nieces and nephews for birthdays!

Idea #8


Kid Stackers

(Great for Grandparents…put all the Grandkids!)

1.  Mod Podge the blocks, add the picture (just like in the ornaments #1)

2.  Drill a hole all the way through the blocks.

3.  Put wire though them.

4.  The top block will have both wires sticking out.  Curl them with wire cutters.

5.  Add vinyl ‘Family’ to it (‘Black Boys on Mopeds’ Font 1.6×1.6)

Idea #9




1.  Wrap the blocks and stick them around the house for decoration.

2. -OR- put an eyelet in the top and hang them from the tree…just like #1 (Click Here to see it)

Hi Missy…do you see Missy in the photograph?:)

Idea #10





Kid Puzzles

1.  Take 9 blocks and put them close together.  Mod Podge a 6×6 picture on them.  Take an exact-o knife and cut out the individual blocks.  OR cut the 6×6 picture into 2×2 squares and Mod Podge them on after you cut them.

2.  Flip the blocks to a new side and do it again.

3.  Mod Podge all 6 sides with different pictures.

4.  You’ll have created 6 puzzles with your favorite pictures!

5.  Give as a gift to family…ya right…this one is a keeper!!!

If you need blocks click here to see how to cut them or

don’t worry about the mess – We found them at Roberts for $13.99 and you can get 25% off… for a set of 9!

(Click Here and Type ‘wood blocks’ in the search and use the code ‘roberts25w’ to get 25% off)


    1. November 24th, 2009 at 10:31 am
      Nesleirbag says:
      Love this idea! The children in the photos are absolutely adorable!
    2. November 24th, 2009 at 2:54 pm
      gail says:
      very cute block ideas! cricut... no I don't have one. :( But don't think I can afford one this year.
      Happy Thanksgiving
    3. November 24th, 2009 at 5:10 pm
      Annie says:
      I love these photo blocks and they are on my to make for christmas list. I posted a link at simplyhomeandfamily.blogspot.com for a great gift idea. Thanks!!
    4. November 26th, 2009 at 10:14 am
      Natural Mama says:
      We have tons of wooden blocks--never thought of these wonderful ideas before! Everything looks great!
    5. November 27th, 2009 at 8:59 pm
      Michelle Rayburn says:
      I love this project! It would make a terrific gift. Thanks for the inspiration!

    6. December 5th, 2009 at 11:12 pm
      Lissa says:
      You just totally saved my bacon for a gift for my MIL this year! She would LOVE the stackers for her grandkids. Gorgeous ideas!
    7. December 9th, 2009 at 9:27 am
      Erin K says:
      Wow! Amazing! Can't wait to make some family blocks for my toddler. Thanks for the tutorials!
    8. November 14th, 2010 at 9:48 pm
      Charlotte says:
      So I have a question...how would I get a 6x6 photo print from my pictures? I would really like to make the photo blocks, just not sure where I could get teh 6x6 size. Thank you! I really love the photo block ideas!
      • November 15th, 2010 at 6:21 am
        Alison says:
        I used photo shop:) Another idea is to print a big picture and cut it to size.
    9. October 1st, 2011 at 10:44 pm
      Kristen Duke Photography says:
      I do love these photo blocks, thanks for linking up!
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