Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Baby Date Blocks

Make a set of DIY baby date blocks for the newest mother in your life. She can use them to count down to her delivery date, then again to celebrate each week of her baby's first precious year.

You’ll need:

JOY® embroidered iron-on letters and numbers
Four, 4" Smoothfoam™ blocks
Scrapbook paper
Washi tape
D├ęcoupage medium

With so many different styles, sizes and colors to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect style of Joy embroidered letters you like! You can color the white letters with dyes, pens or paint.


1.  Glue two blocks together to make the base. Trim your scrapbook papers into squares to cover all sides of the base, as well as the remaining two cubes.

2. Remove the backing from each letter and or number to expose adhesive, then press in place. (The numbers (0-9; one per side) and the letters (to spell "weeks") to the papers as shown. If using letters and or numbers from a sheet, gently press in place with a craft iron and a pressing cloth to protect the paper.  Letters can also be adhered with tacky glue.

3. Brush a thin coat of d├ęcoupage medium on each side of the blocks to adhere the papers. Finish the edges of each block with washi tape.

You can find Joy® embroidered, iron-on numbers and letters on sheets or individually in a variety of fonts, colors and sizes at your local craft store.

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