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How to Make Block Letter Name

I made block letter names when I was pregnant with Felicity and Nikolette and have them hanging up above their cribs. I wanted to make block letter name for this baby, so when we got home after the holidays I decided it was a good time to make our little guy his block name.

You will need block letters which you can find at Michaels, JoAnn Fabrics or Walmart. (I got mine at Walmart since the letters already had wall mounting set up on the back of the letters). You will also need some fun scrapbook paper, acrylic paint, sponge paint brush, exacto knife, and Mod Podge.

Step 1

I first decided how I wanted the scrapbook paper pattern to look in the name, so that way I would know what order to use the scrapbook paper in.

Step 2

Paint the top and sides of your block letters with the acrylic paint using your sponge paint brush. I just place each of my letters on paper plates, which makes for less mess and an easy clean up. You will want to clean your sponge paint brush up before proceeding to step 3. Let the paint dry completely before moving on to step 3.

Step 3

Then you will take your first scrapbook paper page and place it on the table with the decorative pattern facing down. Then take the Mod Podge and sponge paint brush and brush a nice smooth layer of Mod Podge on the top of each letter (one at a time). The place the letter on face down where the Mod Podged side will meet the back of the scrapbook paper. Press the letter down firmly on the paper and wait for it to dry completely before proceeding to step 4.

Step 4

Place a cutting board on the table and place the block letter with the scrapbook paper face down on the cutting board. Take your exacto knife and cut the paper around the letter.

Step 5

Make any touch up cutting if need be before hanging your letters on the wall.

The completed project!

Yes, we chose the name Weston for our little guy! Jason and I liked how it sounded and felt like it fit for our family and we definitely feel like this little guy is a little Weston! :)

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