Cute Wedding Centerpeice

Like I promised yesterday (unlike other promises I’ve made), here are the caaauuuttteee centerpeices I made for my sister’s reception. Sorry about the lighting, no matter how I positioned them, the light from the window kept shining on the pics too much:
I had my sweet hubby cut blocks for me like with the “Be” blocks here. Then I painted them 2 coats of “linen”, but I didn’t distress these ones (that would be WAY too much going on).

While the paint dried……..I printed out and cut down some pics from their engagement photo shoot (no, I didn’t have the pleasure of shooting those pics). Then, I used some “Aleene’s Tacky Glue” (super cheap!) to stick the pics down. Regular glue or Mod Podge probably wouldn’t work since the pics are thick.

On mine, I added some vinyl words to one side of each block to personalize them for the happy couple. You can also use stickers or rub-ons to add words to get a similar look.

Be sure to wait plenty of time to let the glue dry and then spray with a clear finishing spray or apply a few coats of Mod Podge.

BE SURE TO WAIT AT LEAST A WEEK BEFORE STACKING THESE OR THEY WILL STICK TOGETHER………the finish needs time to cure. You don’t want to spend all that time making these cute blocks only to have them stick together and rip your photos off.

On our car ride up to Utah, we made sure to pack these carefully, but somewhere in Nevada (HOT like the sun!!!) some touched and got stuck (melted) together and were RUINED!!!!
So, the lesson is not to drive on the surface of the sun with freshly made photo blocks.

I have been wanting to make some of these with pics of my kiddos for a llloooonnnnggggg time, but I have this weird thing where I want to wait till we have all 3 kiddos before I do things like this (I know, I’m a big weirdo……..but a little OCD too, if you haven’t noticed yet :).

Also, I’m OCD with my blog, too! I keep trying to get it just the way I want it…..but alas, it’s taking some time. But…….I am learning a TON about HTML (I’ll post all about it when I’m done).

Have Fun!

About Emily Mcdonald

Emily McDonald is the owner of Not So Idle Hands and lives in Colorado with her hot hubby and 3 cute daughters. When she's not battling ADHD, Fibro, or Migraines she loves to be downstairs playing with all her pretty crafty things making fun stuff. She also runs an awesome Etsy Shop by the same name where she gets to sell shiny supplies to make pretty stuff {check it out!}.


  1. Cute! I’ll pass this on to my sis who is getting married in November!

  2. oh my gosh. you are way too good. not fair! those are so cute! I’m so excited when the day comes that i need to make something cute and crafty that i have your blog and tutuorials to refer to! p.s.the pictures from the wedding look great!

  3. Love these!! I’ll be featuring this afternoon!

  4. They got RUINED? Oh, how tragically sad. But the idea is awesome, and now I know what to do with the rest of that “log” I bought from Lowe’s for my Be Blocks!

  5. ha ha! I came over from ucreate and you made me laugh w/ waiting to do a craft until all three of your kids could be in it! I DO THAT TOO! I’m planning to do blocks like these as picture block puzzles as gifts for Christmas. Yours are beautiful! Count me as a new fan!

  6. I made these with scrapbook paper and pictures of my little girl.{ I think I have a post showing them if you want to check it out!} I taught the Y.W. how to make them for a mother’s day gift. Everyone that sees them loves them! I too,wanted to wait until I had more kids before doing them. But we have been unlucky in trying to have another baby. SO my daughter is spoiled and gets all the attention!

  7. This is a terrific idea. I have two children, one 22 and the other 2o and will one day in the not too distant future have some weddings to plan. I am collecting ideas! :)

  8. These are so awesome! I am going to make a set for me and my hubs – who will celebrating our 9th Anniversary tomorrow:)
    Is it okay if I give you a shout out on my blog and post one of the pictures? or just email me! Thanks!!

  9. You are so talented!! Love it!!

  10. How sweet! I love these! Very cute.

  11. Heather Miller says:

    the blocks were way cute, even if some got ruined! You did a great job with the pictures at the wedding too! Don’t know if you know it or not, but your new brother in law knows a thing or two about HTML also, he’s certainly our “go to man” for anything techy! :)

  12. I just sent this link to my little sister who’s getting married and she’s now going to be making them for her centerpieces. They’re just so cute!

    I think I’m going to modify these just a tad to make some Christmas gifts/ornaments for our parents this year too. We’ll use 2″ blocks with a hole drilled through the middle to string them all together, then do a block for each member of the family. I can’t wait to see how they turn out!

  13. Just had to update – my sisters and I had a huge block party today and finished up her blocks for her upcoming wedding. She’s really happy with how they turned out so I had to say thanks again for sharing such a great idea!

    Here’s a finished pic:

    You’re awesome!

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