A little anniversary gift for my husband…
- 1 – small chalk board
- 6 – 2” wood blocks
- 5 – 4×6” pictures cut into 2” squares
- 1 – 4×6 sheet of patterned paper
- blue paint
- mod- podge
I wanted to make a little “puzzle” that he had to arrange to see the hidden message and pictures.
I had 6 2” blocks that when I put them together would fit 4×6 pictures. And then I realized I needed something on which to put the 6 blocks. I found a small chalkboard at a local craft store that had an opening that was exactly 4×6, so the 6 2” blocks fit inside the edges perfectly.
I painted chalkboard edges with blue acrylic paint (make sure to mask off the inside so it doesn’t get painted) and used rub-ons to decorate the inside of the chalkboard.
I cut 5 – 4×6 pictures into 2” squares and mod-podged (is that a word????) them to the 2” wooden squares. I had to trim a couple of the pictures after I had glued them on because the blocks were a little off so I just clipped them off with scissors. I wrote a note on a 4×6 piece of coordinating patterned paper and cut it into 2” squares and mod podged it to the squares also. Let dry, arrange on the chalkboard and tied it off with a ribbon.