Tot the Builder

We are in the days of FANCY, everything and everyone are always just so darn....Fancy! So, when I got the news that one of my favorite people was having her 1st child, I knew that this shower had to be FANCY! lol! Although I like and enjoy my share of fancy, I definitely believe in being practical and enjoying a DIY project. Some people are immediately turned off by the thought  of any type of DO It Yourself projects, but as you will learn I absolutely love them! Doing It Yourself does NOT mean you have to sacrifice the FANCY fun stuff that we all love. With that being said, I had this great idea for my cousin's baby shower to create life size blocks to celebrate Baby Marley! Not only were they awesome decor, but they doubled as a backdrop for photos. If you are interested in creating life size blocks for an event, your child's room, or etc please see the step by step instructions below. But first..... a few pics! You can call me "Tot the Builder" aka "Bob the Builder" HAHA!



My cousin YaKema, looking simply stunning at 8 months pregnant!
Kema & I



Enjoying a little Gnarly Marley Punch!





Family...Cousin Love!
The beginning of the blocks to the finished product!
Creating your Life Size Blocks
Materials:
Large Cardboard Boxes (www.uhaul.com)
Wrapping Paper (We used a matte black paper from (www.papersource.com)
Gorilla Glue (Michaels or Amazon)
Wooden Letters (www.michaels.com or any Craft Store)
Step 1 - Wrap the boxes with wrapping paper (We decided to have the boxes professionally wrapped to ensure that they were neat)
Step 2 - Apply wooden letters using Gorilla Glue. It's easier to put glue on box first so that you can ensure that placement is correct
Step 3 - Allow 30 min to dry
Step 4 - Optional - We added large Avery circle labels to them to make it pop a little more
Step 5 - Stack your blocks and pose for some pics!!!

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25 comments

  1. Innovation and creativity perfect combination !!!

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  2. Well I know who to get recruit when I get knocked up ������

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  3. Nice ideas and decor.....Love the life size blocks!

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  4. how many rolls of wrapping paper did you end up using?

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  5. I love this I am in the process of planning my baby showers and I want this for pictures!!!!

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    1. Congratulations @Monasia!!!! Please submit pictures if you use the blocks for your shower to heytot@totallytot.com

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  6. How much were the boxes you used?

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    1. Hello, The boxes we used were bout $3-$4 each.

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  7. Did you put anything inside the boxes?

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    1. Hi! I know I am replying so late, but no, we did not put anything in the boxes.

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  8. Did you use anything to stop the boxes from tipping over?

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    1. No, we did not use anthing to stop the boxes from tipping over. We just stacked and maybe a small piece of tape in between each box.

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  9. Holley McGonagillMarch 18, 2016 at 1:35 PM

    Were they the 18 x 18 x 24 large boxes from uhaul? If you can remember.

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    1. Hi Holley, Yes, they were from Uhaul.

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  10. What size are the letters?

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  11. Awesome Idea!!! Thanks so much for Sharing!!!

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  12. What size were the letters you bought??

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  13. This is Bomb! thanks for Sharing!

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  14. what did you used to paint the letters

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  15. Great idea, where did you get the boxes professionally wrapped?

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  16. Can you tell me where you got them professionally wrapped at? Thank you

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  17. Just popped in to let you know I picked up this idea from Pinterest and am going to do it this weekend for a shower next week. Thanks for this great idea! I'll send you a pic :-) Mine won't be so fancy but we will see what I can do!

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