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Father’s Day Photo Blocks

By: Chris Myer Williams
Chris Myer Williams
Chris Myer Williams
I have always found comfort and happiness when I was busy designing and creating. I have many interests and talents and often I am torn when deciding which art medium to work creatively in. Decorative painting is my first love; however, I also enjoy stenciling, jewelry making, sewing, crochet, needlework of all kinds, cooking, card making, faux finishes, decorating and gardening. Working in the craft and hobby industry for many years, I have enjoyed the pleasures of traveling, teaching, and sharing with others basic crafting how-tos! Currently, I am employed as the Marketing Education Director at Plaid. My career journey to this day, is still allowing me the gift of sharing with others the joys of crafting and finding their creative spirits! I hope that our creative paths may cross one day. Until then... happy creating!
These easy-to-create photo blocks made with loving hands for your special dad will be cherished for years to come.
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Skill Level: Beginner


Mod Podge ® 7 Piece Tool Kit
Item #12900
All of the tools you need to Podge it up, in one cool little case! Two pairs of scissors, a squeegee, ruler, emery board and a brush are all zipped up in a cute Podge orange or pink pouch. Your supplies are ready to travel with you!

Mod Podge ® Podgeable Designer Charms
Item #23360
Add 'charming' accents to your next mixed media or jewelry project. Add embellishments to jewelry pieces. Includes two each of seventeen unique charms.

Mod Podge ® Podgeable Papers - Woodland
Item #24875
Podgeable Papers are thin, lightweight and easy to apply with Mod Podge! Pretty and practical, papers work great on flat or curved surfaces and form to shape of surface with ease. Fold lines will smooth away once applied.

Plaid ® Stencils - Value Packs - Letter Stencils - Genie, 2"
Item #28872
These sizeable letter stencils are great for posters and signs and provide a quick and easy way to personalize any project! For a twist, try painting or embellishing the stencil itself to use as a design element on paper crafting projects.

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Soft Apple, 2 oz.
Item #526
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

Mod Podge ® Gloss, 8 oz.
Item #CS11201
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish

Mod Podge ® Craft Glue, 2 oz.
Item #CS12951
Add extra embellishments to your decoupage projects with this all purpose craft glue.

Other Supplies
Three 3 ½” wood blocks
Foam plate
Brush Basin or container for water
Fine grit sandpaper
Photo copies of your child’s favorite photos
Waxed paper
Solid color cardstock in color of choice
Assorted small buttons
gems or ribbon bows


1.    Lightly sand all sides of each wood block.  Basecoat Soft Apple on all six sides using ¾” flat brush.  Allow to dry and reapply.

2.    While waiting for basecoat to dry, cut photo copies into 2” squares.  Also cut Mod Podge papers into six 3 ¼” squares for each block.

3.    Working one side of a block at a time, brush Mod Podge Gloss onto the wood surface as well as the back side of the Mod Podge paper using a ¾” flat brush.

4.    Center the paper square on the wood block and press in place.  Next place a sheet of waxed paper over your papered project surface.  Using your Mod Podge squeegee, press and drag the squeegee over the paper from the center towards the edges to remove any excess medium as well as release any air pockets.  Remove waxed paper and repeat until each side is papered with the Woodland patterns.  Repeat creating all three blocks.

5.    Continue using same techniques to adhere photo copies.

6.    Using a pencil, trace around Mailbox Stencil letters D  A  D onto cream colored cardstock and cut out.

7.    Add “D  A  D” cutouts to top of each block using same Mod Podge techniques.  (NOTE:  If desired, D  A  D can also be stenciled directly onto patterned papers.  Be sure to use contrasting paint colors so letters are defined.)

8.    Apply a coat or two of Gloss Mod Podge over entire block allowing each application to thoroughly dry before applying next.

9.    Using Craft Glue to add small buttons, gems, metal charms or ribbon bows of your choice.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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