Personalized Wood Block

Amongst all the holiday celebrations this year, we had a couple wedding showers.  I was debating what I should do for a gift.  I have seen people make cute personalized crafts with letters that can be downloaded from the Internet.  But this particular name was a little too long for a picture frame, so I had to get creative.  I decided to make a personalized wood block.

I picked up a 2x4 at Home Depot and had it cut into four pieces 19 inches long.

I painted the wood a light brown color, sanded the edges and added a little stain as well.

I found some free letters on the Internet and had them printed in sepia, wallet size at Costco.  Four wallets to a sheet for $.39, thus the four boards.  I think black and white photos would be fun too and then just paint the boards black.

I added the letters to the wood with some Mod Podge and then added another coat to seal them in.  A simple, personalized shower gift for the happy couple and very inexpensive to boot.  I think I may have to do something similar next year for Christmas or birthday gifts.

Since this is a family name on my husband's side, I decided to give the others away to his side of the family.


  1. Kathy, I love this! Did you just download it to Costco's photo site?

  2. Kathy, How do I subscribe to your blog and receive an email when you post? I can't find the button!

  3. This is pretty cool, might look good with some darker wood too?


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