Baby Block & Library Card Placeholders

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Baby block placeholders were a cute way to hold library cards that listed descriptions about the food, tables, games, and anything else going on at the baby shower. Putting the shower together was a family affair so I (Sister-J) also used the cards to identify which family member did what.

The baby blocks were pretty easy to make – I made a total of 27 so it was more time consuming than anything! I just got unfinished wood blocks from Michaels (Joann’s didn’t have the size I wanted) and Modge Podged scrapbook paper squares on each side. Before I added the paper I hand sanded the corners of the blocks. It goes pretty fast if you have a sanding sponge in a holder. I used a square paper punch to get perfect squares every time. To keep with the children’s book theme, I also put some Dr. Seuss and Eric Carle stickers on them and did another layer of Modge Podge. The final step for the block was to spray on a coat of Clear Acrylic Spray (my preference is Matte). The spray takes away any stickiness from the Modge Podge and adds a non-toxic coating.

The blocks themselves can be used as a gift or decor. To turn it into a placeholder, I put 1 Scotch Clear Mounting Square on each block and attached a basic clothespin. I choose the mounting square because it is lightweight and rubs off easy to save the block.

One lesson learned was to NOT put the mounting square on sides with the stickers. I had a few oops where the stickers came partly off when removing the mounting square.

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Products used:

Fiskars Square Squeeze Punch XL

Sanding Sponge w/ Holder

Mounting Squares

Acrylic Spray

Blank Library Cards (Multi-Colored)

Idea used:

Dr. Seuss Photo Booth Rhyme

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