How to: Baby Name Letter Blocks

Baby Name Letter Blocks

When I was putting Keira’s nursery together I knew I definitely wanted her name somewhere – possibly in the form of decorated letters.  Nothing really seemed unique enough or quite what I was looking for so I decided to make my own cute little baby name blocks with the letters of her name.  

What you need:

2″x2″ wooden blocks (I got mine at Michaels)
Scrapbook Paper Sheets (The thicker paper sheets are best.  Avoid thin sheets and card-stock.) 
Pre-cut Wooden letters  (Michaels has some but you can get bags of letters at Walmart)
Acrylic Paint
Modge Podge in Matte

How to:

Use the wooden blocks to create a pattern.  I found it easiest to cut two strips the same width as the block.  One of the strips was 3 squares long and the other strip was 4.5 squares long.

I first used the modge podge to glue down the shorter strip.  For the longer strip I glued it down running the opposite way starting with the .5 a square so that it overlaps at the end.

Following the Modge Podge directions allow to completely dry.  While the blocks are drying paint your wooden letters with the acrylic paint.  Allow to dry.  I made enough blocks to do 2 sides but you can do just 1 side or all sides.  

When the blocks are dry cover with a layer of Modge Podge then set aside to dry.  Once dry do another layer of Modge Podge.  When dry use Modge Podge to glue the painted letters to the blocks.

Baby Name Letter Blocks


45 thoughts on “How to: Baby Name Letter Blocks

  1. Wow! What a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing! I’m totally going to do this DYI project…one of these days!! 😉

  2. They look amazing! In all your spare time, feel free to make some for my three kids…

    Besos, Sarah
    Zookeeper at Journeys of The Zoo

  3. This is so cute! I am going to make some for my daughter and son. I might try to find the blocks that are more like boxes with lids and do those with the letters like you did. This way they can also store little treasures in.

  4. These would be great as a shower gift! Seem simple enough to make as well with so many possibilities!
    I’m just beginning to get my little girls room together, might do these for the top of her dresser.

    Yours are well done 🙂

  5. This is an awesome idea, wish I had seen something like this instead of just buying the fancy sparkly foam letters from Walmart.

  6. May have to borrow this idea, my nephew and his wife are expecting and this would make a nice addition to their baby shower gift!

  7. What a wonderful idea! We are expecting our 2nd grandchild in March, this would be wonderfully unique gift! Thank you.

  8. I think these are great. So much so, that I’d like to make a whole alphabet for kids to play with! What a way to introduce letters and simple spelling!

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