Here’s a little secret: everything’s cuter when blown up to GIANT proportions. Today’s DIY is the perfect example. These larger-than-life baby blocks are the perfect decoration idea for a baby shower.
These are especially great if you’re short on time or money. They require inexpensive materials (cardboard! spray paint!) and very little time to pull together.
Step 1: Assemble cardboard boxes and secure with clear packing tape.
Step 2: Print out ABC templates onto cardstock. Make sure your printer is set to scale the template to 100% before printing.
Step 3: Cut out and assemble the square stencils from the printed templates. Using an x-acto knife, cut out the inner letter portion of the templates to complete the three stencils.
Step 4: Stick loops of tape on the back of the stencil. Center the stencil and stick it to the top side of the box. You want your stencil to lie flat, so add tape as necessary.
Step 5: Spray paint the stencil from above until you’ve achieved an even color. Let dry, then remove the stencil.
Step 6: Make sure the stencil dry completely before taping it to the next side of your box. Repeat Steps 4 and 5, spray painting the other sides with alternate colors of paint until 5 sides are painted. You’re all set for a fun block party!
Photos and styling by Naomi Julia Satake
Crafting by Justine Pon