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Baby Wooden Blocks

Make these adorable baby blocks from crafter Ashley Steele for your child, and they'll be the coolest kid on the block.

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, April 2008


You can purchase the decorative paper and letters, numbers, and embellishments at For all other tools and materials, please visit or Michaels stores.


  • 3 1/4-inch square wood block

  • Sandpaper

  • Scissors

  • Acrylic paint

  • Martha Stewart Crafts decoupage¬†

  • Paintbrush

  • Decorative paper

  • Emery board

  • Letters, numbers, and embellishments

  • Sponge


  1. Sand the wooden block with sandpaper to prepare it for painting.

  2. Paint the block with the color you've selected. Allow to dry.

  3. Cut 6 pieces of decorative paper to 3 1/4 inch.

  4. Glue the paper to each side of the block using all-purpose decoupage glue. Allow the glue to dry.

  5. Sand edges and corners of paper with an emery board.

  6. Paste the letters, numbers, and embellishments to the block using the same technique.

  7. Sponge the edges of the paper with paint to give it texture and an antique look.

  8. Paint another coat of decoupage glue all over the block to seal. Allow to dry.

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