Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Birthday Present Decor

I made these cute presents and I am so excited to show them off but our next birthday in the family is not until the end of December, dang it. I picked up the unfinished wooden blocks at The Wood Connection in SLC. The have all these presents already cut out and ready to paint. I wish I would have taken a picture of them before I started painting and embellishing. They are sold individually for a couple of dollars each. I had a very hard time in their store because I wanted EVERYTHING. I also picked up the word wicked for Halloween, I will post pictures once its done. Read on to see the steps I took to make them.

I started out by sanding my wood a little, they don't need much. Then I  painted them with a paint that coordinated with the paper I chose. After letting it dry I used modge podge to add a thin layer to the area that the paper will be covering. I used a brayer to roll it out nice and flat, make sure to press down the edges really well. I sanded the edges of my blocks after I glued the paper down which made all my edges turn white. You can also use shadow ink to distress your edges. Next I added modge podge to the areas that I wanted glittered, sprinkle or press glitter on. You can use a spray sealer to help the glitter stay put. Embellish with wire and ribbon and your done, super cute!

 Large Present

 Medium Present

 Small Present

I guess this is good bye until December cute little wooden presents.


  1. You are so talented... I'm so happy I found your blog! I'm you newest follower and I can't wait to see what you come up with next! Vicki

  2. Very darling. Thanks for sharing. I would love for your to share this post at my "All Things Wonderful Link Party". I look forward to reading more of your blog posts.
    Take care,

  3. LOVE these super cute birthday decorations! Thanks for linking to the Tuesday To Do Party!

  4. These little presents are so cute!!! I love it!!! Thanks for joining us at "Creative Bloggers' Party and Hop"!

    This week's party co-host:

    Jacque @ Jacque's Soda Parlor

  5. Adorable little presents! New follower from the creative hop. Hope you could follow back at

  6. These are so cute! I love them! I hope you will link up to my Delight Me party at Doodles & Doilies!!!

  7. Ok... I'm going to HAVE to make these!!

    I made Giant Birthday Candles ( to decorate the house when we have birthdays.. those gifts would go so well with them.

    I may even make some to put under the Christmas tree (when the time comes hehe)

    Thanks for the inspiration :)

  8. Thank you for linking up these adorable birthday decorations at Delight Me (Doodles & Doilies)!

  9. Super cute! I'm your newest follower come follow me to!


  10. So cute- they are all darling! Thank you for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  11. Love it! Also love the way you've designed your blog. Beautiful!

  12. your effort make it easy to follow...I have to remember this for some special occasion.

    Send gifts to pakistan


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