Purchased wood at Lowes, cut, spray painted, and distressed with sandpaper. I recommend washing or wiping blocks down really well after sanding so the specks of paint don't show up on the photos. If you need the wood cut I thought Lowes was much much nicer then Home Depot about cutting the blocks.
I love to see the joy these little blocks bring. This was an update to a set of blocks I'd given during Christmas last year. On the back I added the new grandchildren and updated the other pictures of how they've grown. She was in tears just looking at them (melts my heart) :)
I tear the photo up to leave a jagged white edge. They have edge rippers but they don't work well with photo paper. Much easier to tear by hand. I usually print two sets of photos just in case I mess up.
Add a nice even coat to attache the photos
I start around the edges to make sure they are all sealed
Then even out the layer (I made a mess of the side of this one but used a wet cloth to wipe the excess off)
Let dry and add a second coat if you didn't cover any spots.
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