Quick and Easy DIY Photo Blocks – “Thursdays With Tracie”

We recently took the boys to a  pumpkin farm and I got so many great pictures that I wanted to display them all.

The problem?

I didn’t want to put 10 picture frames on my mantle.

My solution?

A picture block!

 First, I had my husband cut out some 4 x 4 blocks.

Next, I cut all my photos out to fit the sides of the block.


I applied a layer of Mod Podge to the block ( I know the picture shows glossy but trust me, use MATTE Mod Podge… I will explain why later).


Mod Podge a picture to each side of your block.

Let the block dry for an hour or two and then apply a layer of Matte Mod Podge to the block.  As I said before, use MATTE Mod Podge.  I originally used glossy and when I applied it to the block (over the picture) the brushstrokes were very visible.   I went back over it with the Matte Mod Podge, which I applied with a wide sponge brush and the finish was so much better. So Matte Modge Podge and sponge brush works great!

These were so quick and easy to make.

Thanks Mandy for having me.

Happy Fall everyone!!

Maiden D'Shademop it up mondays

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  1. I love this idea! How simple and creative!
    –and I already have leftover posts from another project!
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  2. Cool idea!

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