Personalised Puzzle Blocks

personalised puzzle blocks

Maybe she is simply really vain, but my Little Button just loves looking at photos of herself, so anything I get to make for her that involves photos of her, she loves. I made these personalised puzzle blocks out of wood cut from an old fence post. But just so she doesn’t get too big-headed, the photos of her sit alongside a selection of colours, numbers, letters and patterns, which she can enjoy matching up.

For this project you will need:

  • 6 wooden cubes
  • Acrylic paint in six colours
  • Black and white photos, letters and numbers printed on paper
  • Gloss Mod Podge and a paintbrush

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1. Begin by cutting your wood to size. My cubes measured 7cm and I cut six of them.

personalised wooden puzzle little button diaries

2. Paint each side a different colour using several coats.

personalised wooden puzzle little button diaries

 3. Edit photos so they are black and white and big enough to fit on a side of the cube (i.e. in this case, no larger than 7cm). Print and cut these out.personalised wooden puzzle little button diaries

4. Spread a thin layer of Mod Podge on the back of each picture and stick on to one of the sides. Smooth each photo over so there are no air bubbles.

 My blocks had the following on each cube:

  • Photo of eldest Little Button
  • Photo of youngest Little Button
  • A number
  • A letter
  • A black-and-white painted pattern
  • A large picture that was split over two blocks, to piece together (see below)

personalised puzzle blocks

I stuck with one colour per theme (yellow for numbers, purple for letters etc).

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5. Finally, apply a generous coat of Mod Podge all over each cube to seal the pictures in and add a nice shiny finish.

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I was so pleased with the reaction from my Little Button. She was so excited by them she insisted on having them in her bed with her for nap time! And even her little brother wanted to pick them up and have a feel.

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