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New England Through Yummy Mom's Eyes: Tutorial: Photo Wood Blocks

New England Through Yummy Mom's Eyes: Tutorial: Photo Wood Blocks
Here is my first step-by-step tutorial... and I made it an easy one. I made these blocks for my mom and mother-in-law for Christmas and they loved them, so I thought I'd share. They are easy, although time consuming. And if you think they are just too much work... I would love to make them for you. Start with Modge Podge, scrapbook paper, blocks (I bought mine here) foam brush, and photos printed on a laser printer slightly smaller than the block.

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