DIY Baby Name Blocks

I think it’s really sweet to give personalised gifts for new babes. The only problem is that it can take aaages to receive a custom order - especially right now with COVID-19 postal delays. This DIY project is super easy and is great as a gift or for your own kids. We were given some sweet baby name blocks for Ted when he was born, which is the inspo behind this project. I made these for my beautiful friend, who just welcomed her third child - and first girl - Edwina ❤️

These are display name blocks, so not intended as play blocks! Even with non-toxic paint, these shouldn’t be chewed/sucked by a baby.


  • Arbee Wood Craft Cube 50 mm $3.50 each from Spotlight
  • The nestï Baby Blocks Project - Decals Kit: $15 . One kit includes a full alphabetic set of decal letters (3 x each letter) plus also 2 x “Hello Baby” stickers for boxes/packaging. The kit should make more than one set of blocks - this will depend on your letter choices. Plus, you can use these letters for other future projects
  • Paint of your choice (non-toxic). Mine is Taubmans Australia Beige Pink in the Endure range, just from that never-ending $5 sample pot from Bunnings Warehouse Australia you’ve seen me use in SO MANY projects over the year.
  • Paintbrush
  • Masking tape
  • Wooden Box with Catch $9 Kmart Australia for the packaging

A note on stickers:
Store purchased stickers are an option here (or stencils). The reason I used decals is that the vinyl is very thin, creating a much flatter profile than a sticker. Vinyl also has a much stronger adhesive - plus it’s been cut to fit the wooden block dimensions.



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