Tot the Builder

Thursday, April 02, 2015

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
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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  1. Innovation and creativity perfect combination !!!

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

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

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

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

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

  6. How much were the boxes you used?

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

  7. Did you put anything inside the boxes?

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

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

    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.

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

  10. What size are the letters?

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

  12. What size were the letters you bought??

  13. This is Bomb! thanks for Sharing!

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