This weekend, I tackled a DIY project on my list and I'm here to share the (super easy) details!
My inspiration to do the blocks were photos like these. I really want a similar one of Baby O! Aren't they just the cutest?!
Okay, so here are the details. Again, this was super easy!
- Buy some block. I bought these - they are a little smaller (1 inch face) than what you'd buy in the store, but I think they are still great.
- Pick your paint colors.
- Use masking tape to tape diagonally across every face of the block. Start with a long piece of tape & just keep wrapping it until you get back to the beginning.
- Paint! I chose to do 1/2 and 1/2 of the colors that I chose, but it's totally personal preference. The green required multiple coats, but the blue was good to go. I recommend Martha Stewart's paints (brand of the blue bottle) since it was so much thicker than the green.
- Allow the blocks time to dry.
- Choose your vinyl color & font - I used the free font "Carbon" from dafont.com
- Decide how many of each letter you'd like to have. I looked up how many letters were in a Scrabble board and, basically, followed that. Plus, I added 2 sets of numbers 0-9. I did throw in a few extra letter here and there. I also have more block faces if I find that I need to add even more.
- Use your vinyl cutter (I used my handy Silhouette) and cut out your letters.
- Adhere them to your block faces and you're finished!
It really was that easy and I love how they turned out! I can't wait to put them to use!