Photo Block

We just had family pictures taken and I wanted to try the new photo blocks that look like a canvas print, and I absolutely loved the results!  They are easy, inexpensive and fun to make!  These would make great gifts for weddings, birthdays, new babies, Mothers’ Day, Fathers’ Day, Halloween, Easter, etc, etc., etc. :)

So who wants to make a photo block?Paint your block, plaque, or box sign.  I got this block at The Wood Connection, it is a       5″ x 7″ size but you can use whatever size your photo is.  You can use any wood piece that fits your picture.  This block is just a 2″ x 6″ plank cut to size. This block has a hole drilled in the top to insert the finial, but just plain blocks are cute too.

After the paint is dry, seal the wood with a glossy or matte sealer.

Have your photo printed on luster not glossy photo paper.

Put clear drying wood glue (not the yellow kind) on the front of the wood; be sure to coat the edges well.  Smooth glue with a sponge brush.

Place your photo on the wood. Smooth out any bubbles with a soft cloth.  Be sure to press  down the edges well.

Let dry for 25 minutes.You need a small rolling foam brush to spread the texture cream. This is the photo texture cream that I used.  If you live in Utah, you can purchase this at either Wood Connection Stores.  If you want to order it online, one place is, poppyseedprojects.com.  Look under the craft supplies link.  With a plastic spoon pour a small amount of the Texture Cream for photos onto your picture.  Quickly roll your textured rolling brush through the cream and evenly spread around the photo.

When using Photo Texture Cream observe the following precautions:  Keep away from eyes and skin.  Wear gloves when using.  If product contacts, skin, rinse immediately.  Keep out of reach of children when storing and using product.

Dry and display.

I tied a ribbon on the finial, because as you know, ribbon makes everything a little bit cuter! I put mine up on a shelf in my office.  I love how it turned out and I actually went out and bought 2 more blocks to do some more pictures!

This would also be fun to use a print or saying to make these blocks!  I can think of many different quotes that I could use!  Oh the possibilities…

20 thoughts on “Photo Block

    1. Thank you, I appreciate your comment and your support. I hope that you can try this project, it really is a fun one.

  1. Great idea! Thanks for sharing! I’m so gonna have to find me a jar of texture cream! New follower from Oopsey Daisy!

    1. Thank you so much for your comment and for joining me from Oopsey Daisy! The photo blocks are such a fun way to decorate with pictures!

  2. Hi there, what a great idea! Just wondering if you know of any place in Canada (ideally Calgary, Alberta) where I can purchase the photo texture cream? I have only seen it mentioned here and on one other site, but would love to get my hands on some locally (getting things from the states is sometimes very costly and difficult).

    Thanks in advance for your time.


    1. Krista,
      Welcome from Canada! I am originally from Barnwell, Alberta, but that was many, many years ago! I really do not know of any place that you can purchase this cream except from this link that I put on my post, http://www.poppyseedprojects.com/ and I know that they are out of Utah also. I am sorry that I cannot give you any better info. I wish you good luck in finding it. Thanks so much for your support, I really appreciate it and I love hearing from Canada!

    1. Welcome! I hope that you will visit often. This really is one of my favorite projects and I have done several pictures now!

    1. It is called Photo Texture Cream. You can find it at the link in the post, or if you live in Utah, the Wood Connection carries it.

  3. Thanks for sharing this oldie but a goodie! I am so excited to be featuring it this week! Come check it out, grab a button and share some of your other older gems!

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