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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.
To make these I purchased this set of Unfinished Hardwood Craft Wood Blocks, some Painter's Tape, Acrylic 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:
- 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).
- 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.
- Spray the blocks evenly with a coat of sealer and allow them to dry over night.
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.
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