I know... I'm obsessed with these blocks! I get so inspired by the blocks that the ladies over at How Does She? make. Then I saw the birthday block that Jamielyn over at i heart naptime made. So I kinda' combined some ideas to make this for Tracy and Carson's shower.
I took a 2x4, about 18 inches long, and covered it with the scrapbook paper I used to make Carson's blocks (here)
I distressed the edges and corners with a sander, then brushed over them with brown ink. I used 20 gauge floral wire from Michael's to make the picture holders. To make sure I had room for all 12 months, I measured for each hole (I know... I usually eyeball it...). Then I nailed a hole for each wire. I dipped the tips into E600 to secure them. (Some of the holes weren't deep enough, so I went back and drilled those.) I attached the letters and numbers with Mod Podge, then went over the entire block to seal it.
Here's the finished product at the shower. I can't wait to see all 12 months filled with beautiful pictures of Carson!