DIY Recycled Christmas Card Blocks

My inspiration today came from 
Cottage & Bungalows Magazine

Blocks with Santa Card on them

The beautiful home and garden magazine featured the cutest little Christmas cards decoupaged onto wood.

Well, I took the idea and ran with it... 

I didn't use Christmas cards, though I could have, but Santa postcards from Graphics Fairy.

You could also used decoupaged Christmas napkins, they will work great too! 

These posts will show you how to use napkins. 

Christmas Postcard Blocks.

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I cut 2x4 pieces of wood into block shapes and painted them white with Anne Sloan chalk paint.

You could also use old children's blocks. Being a preschool teacher I use what I have! 

I printed out several Santa images, cut them to size and used Mod Podge to decoupage them onto the blocks. A laser printer will work best for this process. 

When the Mod Podge was dry I sanded the blocks. 

I used Furniture wax, stained with brown paint to give the blocks an aged look.

You can also use Transformations Decorative Glaze which is one of my favorites! 

Children's Block with Santa

DIY Children's Block Christmas Cards

I wrapped the blocks in a length of jute to finish off this gorgeous 3D postcard. 

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These would look great with a postcard back on the other side too, maybe a different holiday so you can get a lot of use out of these cuties!

Children's Block Holiday Card and pinecone

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Children's Block with Santa


I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .