A while back I had pinned this project on pinterest thinking it would be a nice, easy activity to do with Maren someday. We had a chance to make them on Monday and I think they turned out pretty cute.
We cut a 2x4 to the desired lengths and sanded them smooth. She wanted hers all the same size. I wanted mine different sizes. I had found a cute pad of valentine's papers at Target along with some coordinating embellishments. We put Mod Podge on the wood and smoothed the paper over it. When it was dry, we sanded off the edges of the paper that were too long. Then I got to use my new Silhouette Cameo to make some vinyl letters to go on the blocks.
I offered to make hers some new bigger letters once we saw that they looked a bit small on the blocks, but she said liked them that way.
Maren took her set of blocks up to her room for a valentines decoration and mine went up on the mantle. I hope she'll keep them even when she's all grown up and remember the time we spent together.