It was our cute little son’s christening last weekend and I wanted to give everyone a sweet memento of this adorable little boy so came up with this idea as christening baby gifts for all the guests.
I found these 7cm wooden blocks online from a Craftumi store called Supplies from the Studio. I did stain them with some wood oil that we already had in the shed to add a nice depth of colour to the wood.
Picking the cutest baby photos was the hardest part. When I have to find old pictures of my kids I’m lost for hours on the computer going down memory lane. For this project it’s best to pic pictures that have a pretty plain background and of course you want something cute that really represents their personality.
Using the famous “Mod Podge” in gloss I used a layer to stick it down to the block first and then went over the top of the photo with two more coats (one going horizontal and the other vertical) which gave a really nice effect to the picture and will seal the photo on to help it stay perfect.
I was wondering how I was going to get the ribbon to stay on top of the baby blocks and was just about to heat up the hot glue gun to give that a try when my husband suggested the staple gun. Perfect idea as there is no chance of the ribbon ever coming off and once the bow is tied the staple is totally hidden.
Along with the 3 photos of Zenon this is a special side to the baby blocks as it has all the Christening day information to remember and lists his wonderful Godparents.
As we just had his big Very Hungry Caterpillar birthday party for his 1st birthday we decided to keep his Christening as an intimate event. We invited the girls godparents and a couple of relatives. Even my parents couldn’t make it the Christening and I only had to make 6 blocks in total.
I made the Christening gown that all our 4 children have worn now and hope to share with you some pictures of that soon on another blog post.
Wishing I had made these baby blocks as a Christening baby gifts for all my children’s godparents now as they turned out so well and everyone loved them.