How to Make Decorative Wooden Baby Blocks

BabyBlocks-2I have been making decorative wooden blocks for myself, friends, family and customers for over three years now. I have enjoyed the learning process of making these decorative wooden blocks. The above blocks I made as a baby shower gift for a friend who is having a baby girl. You can visit my Etsy shop {Pick Your Printables} where I sell my original digital designs and wooden blocks.

Depending on the size and amount of blocks you want, the process can be fairly easy to gather the products needed to create your blocks. The only downside is that this is a time-consuming craft project, but once it is all complete, you will have a beautiful decorative craft to share with your family or friends.

family blocksVarious Themes for Blocks: 

  • Baby Blocks
  • Family Blocks
  • Christmas Blocks
  • Photo Blocks
  • Themed Blocks (Superhero, Alice in Wonderland, etc)
  • Toddler Blocks


Supplies Needed:

  • Wooden Blocks: Get your wood at Lowe’s or Home Depot 2×2 in one long piece and pay around $1.00.  Cut them down to size (if you have a miter saw). The other option is to purchase pre-made natural blocks on Amazon here. These are smaller in size, but it saves time since you don’t have to buy go out and buy the wood, saw, cut, and sand each individual piece-one by one. Do whatever works best for you!
  • Scrapbook Paper: Get any type of scrapbook paper you would like to use as the theme for your blocks.
  • Letters for Name: Stickers, stencils, or pre-made letters.MicahBlocks
  • Modge Podge
  • Small Paint Brush
  • Scissors
  • Sanding Paper (if you cut your own blocks)


Over the years, I have had the privilege of making some very unique blocks. These are one of my favorites, especially since we have a house full of boys and they all loved seeing the superhero themed blocks. Even my husband David, helped me make these extra special for our family friend.


Steps to Make Beautiful Wooden Blocks:

  1. Cut wooden blocks to 2×2 and sand all sides or purchase pre-made natural wooden blocks.
  2. Pick out scrapbook paper for your desired block needs.
  3. Cut each scrapbook paper down to size (I typically trace my paper around one block and make that my template for the remaining blocks).
  4. Brush Modge Podge on each individual side of the block then adhere the piece of scrapbook paper onto block.
  5. Let it sit and dry for 1 hour.
  6. Apply a coat of  Modge Podge on the finished blocks. This will act as a sealant and protect your blocks overtime.
  7. Let it sit and dry for 1 hour.
  8. Do step #6 again.
  9. Let it sit and dry for 1 hour.

Now, your done with your very own custom wooden blocks! Great job!


I can’t wait to see how you did. Leave a comment below on how you did or what project your working on right now.

If you love any of the Baby Blocks I have made here, but do not have the time to make them, you can purchase a custom order in my Etsy shop or contact me here and we can discuss it further.

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