Officially....Mr. & Mrs. LeBlanc

Tutorial on how I make my Name Blocks

I've done a million sets of these name blocks. Ok, well, maybe not a million, but it sure felt like it before christmas. I've had a lot of questions on how I get my papers to be so smooth when I mod podge. I am the. mod. podge. queen. I love this stuff! I buy the 2x3 wood from Home Depot, and then cut various lengths from 4' - 7". I sand them, and then paint whatever color I'm going to be using for that set of blocks.

I choose my papers and cut them to fit just a tad bit smaller than blocks, as you can see in the picture below.

I then place a thin and even coat of mod podge over the entire surface of the block.

I line up the paper, and start smoothing it from the center out. Once I've done that a couple of times, I run my fingers around the edges of the paper. I find it sometimes lifts up a bit, so this makes the edges lay super flat!

I always wait a minimum of 15 minutes before I do anything else to the blocks.

Now it's time to put the lettering on! I center the vinyl, and peel the transfer tape off.

I put another coat of mod podge over the lettering AND the entire block. I use the gloss because I like the subtle shine it gives to the entire look of these blocks.

And voila! Here is the final look...they are quite adorbable.


Crocheting Nana said...

Bloody brilliant! Thanks!

Misty DeRemus said...

I have a set of letters all cut out and ready except for the sizing all looks the same. I am having trouble with getting the sizes to be different and look decent!!! Can you please help?

Mandi said...

Hi! I would love to help you out. I'll message you tomorrow as it's getting a bit later for me. Talk soon!


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