DIY Painted Blocks

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I’m back with another project from Bubbles’ nursery. Can you tell we’re in Nursery overdrive right now? I think my nesting period has officially begun. A bit late, but I’m doing what I can. I loved the idea of having some pretty, colorful stacking blocks to display on Bubbles’ shelves. While we have no shortage of blocks for our gals to play with (A loves them all!), I wanted to inject another pop of color into our gal’s room and these seemed like a nice simple project.

These DIY painted blocks are a fun way to add a decorative, colorful accent into a kids room or nursery. They're very easy to make with this simple tutorial and look so cute!

To make these I purchased this set of Unfinished Hardwood Craft Wood Blocks, some Painter’s TapeAcrylic Paint in the colors of my choice (mine are from Target, but I also use the ones I linked for various projects with great success), paint brushes like these and Satin Finish Spray Enamelto seal them. Here’s how I made them:

  1. Tape off your blocks tightly by taping across the halfway point of 3 different sides of the block to create a triangle (see the below photo).These DIY painted blocks are a fun way to add a decorative, colorful accent into a kids room or nursery. They're very easy to make with this simple tutorial and look so cute!
  2. Paint your color of choice in the open triangle. I did two coats thin coats for the blue and purple and added a third coat for the pink (for some reason that paint went on thinner than the other two). Make sure you let the paint dry between coats- I gave it around 30 minutes to an hour for each coat and let it go overnight before having J spray them.These DIY painted blocks are a fun way to add a decorative, colorful accent into a kids room or nursery. They're very easy to make with this simple tutorial and look so cute!
  3. Spray the blocks evenly with a coat of sealer and allow them to dry over night.These DIY painted blocks are a fun way to add a decorative, colorful accent into a kids room or nursery. They're very easy to make with this simple tutorial and look so cute!

I love how these turned out! I am using these for decorative purposes only, because we have a ton of blocks and I’m not sure if these would be safe if the baby put them into her mouth. This was such an easy project for someone who isn’t the craftiest, like me! They’re gonig to add such fun color to Bubbles room.

These DIY painted blocks are a fun way to add a decorative, colorful accent into a kids room or nursery. They're very easy to make with this simple tutorial and look so cute!

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    Scott
    March 9, 2016 at 10:45 am I really love this idea. It certainly gives a modern look to those old wooden blocks! Scott recently posted...When Will I Get My Big Break?My Profile
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      Jessy
      March 10, 2016 at 11:34 am Thank you- that's exactly what I was looking for :)
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    Heather Johnson
    March 9, 2016 at 11:39 am What a cute and simple craft idea! I love making things for my house that otherwise cost an arm and a leg. Heather Johnson recently posted...Shamrock Paper Plate WreathMy Profile
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      Jessy
      March 10, 2016 at 11:34 am Thank you- me too :)
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    Carla
    March 9, 2016 at 7:14 pm Love this! So inspired! For Genny's room we are doing alphabet and I was going to do letter blocks.....may need to add a couple of these as well!
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      Jessy
      March 10, 2016 at 11:32 am Alphabet! I love it! That's going to be adorable!!
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    Tianna
    March 11, 2016 at 11:50 am what a fun idea! they turned out great :)
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      Jessy
      March 16, 2016 at 9:47 pm Thank you :)
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    Jennifer
    March 11, 2016 at 5:57 pm These are so cute. What a clever idea and way to do it inexpensively. Thanks for joining us for Thursday Favorite things blog hop. Cheers, Jennifer http://awellstyledlife.com Jennifer recently posted...A Slice of My Life-Thursday Favorite ThingsMy Profile
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      Jessy
      March 16, 2016 at 9:40 pm Thank you- our budget isn't too large, but I was dying to get more color in somehow.
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    Jess Powell (Babi a Fi)
    March 13, 2016 at 1:43 pm These look awesome! A simple craft, but really really effective. x #FridayFrivolity Jess Powell (Babi a Fi) recently posted...This Week #26My Profile
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      Jessy
      March 16, 2016 at 9:39 pm Thank you! I'm all about simple :)
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    Melinda Mitchell
    March 14, 2016 at 3:58 am So, so pretty! And love how easy it is! Friday Frivolity Melinda Mitchell recently posted...Meme Me Me MemeMy Profile
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      Jessy
      March 16, 2016 at 9:37 pm Thank you- I'm not the craftiest, so projects have to be easy for me to even consider them!
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    Karen
    March 14, 2016 at 12:22 pm Thanks for sharing on Let's Get Real Friday Party.I love the geometric shape that you painted. Will definitely add a pop of color to your shelf display. Karen recently posted...Let’s Get Real Friday Party #132My Profile
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      Jessy
      March 16, 2016 at 9:36 pm Thank you- that's exactly what I was going for- getting more color in there :)
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    Sarah Eliza @ devastateboredom
    March 17, 2016 at 11:51 am I actually already had pinned these because I thought they were so cool, tehehehe! But tweeting and pinning again, so glad you linked up at #FridayFrivolity!! Sarah Eliza @ devastateboredom recently posted...READ or DON'T Read - I'm Happy For You (Sort Of... Not Really), by Kay Wills Wyma - Book Review in MiniatureMy Profile
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      Jessy
      March 18, 2016 at 10:57 pm Thank you- I'm so glad you like them! :)

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