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DIY Baseball Block Style Picture Holder

Are you looking for a special Father’s Day gift for your favorite baseball fan?  Surprise him with this cute DIY Baseball Block Style Picture Holder. 

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It’s time for the May Pin Challenge! The purpose of the Pinterest Challenge is to motivate us to not just pin, but to make it happen! This month’s challenge is about Father’s Day or projects geared towards the men in our lives. The pin I chose was this baseball themed block picture holder from this talented crafter’s Etsy shop.  Her shop is full of creativity!

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My husband, Andy, is a huge sports fan.  He loves football, basketball, and hockey, but without a doubt, baseball is his all time favorite.  After the holidays, he begins counting the days until pitchers and catchers report for Spring Training.  This sport has bonded our family.  From Little League games to cheering on the Boston Red Sox in Fenway Park, baseball has been part of every spring, summer, and fall in our home.

This year we are missing baseball.  So I thought a baseball themed gift would be perfect for Father’s Day this year.  I am planning to surprise Andy with this cute DIY baseball block style picture holder. To make this DIY picture holder, you need just a few materials that you may already have on hand.

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Materials:

  • wood block (mine is a 4 inch piece cut from a 2 by 4)
  • paint (I used Warm White and Santa’s Red from DecoArt)
  • paint brushes
  • sandpaper
  • pencil
  • twine
  • hot glue/glue gun

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How to Make DIY Baseball Block Style Picture Holder:

  1. Cut the wood block.  My block is a piece of a 2 by 4.  It is 4 inches by 4 inches.
  2. Sand the sides so it is smooth.
  3. Paint the wood block using the warm white paint.  I painted my block with 2 coats for even coverage.
  4. Using a pencil, sketch where you would like to make the laces.
  5. Using a thin brush, paint in the laces.
  6. After the paint is completely dry, distress by lightly sanding.
  7. Lastly, add twine by hot gluing it to the back and wrapping it around the block.  Hot glue to secure.

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I have tucked in an old baseball card from when our son was just a little guy.  This is such an easy and inexpensive craft that will hold memories for years to come.

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I hope you will feel inspired and want to make your own too!  I will be sharing this craft this Thursday at 4:00 EST on My Family Thyme’s Facebook page as part of Craft and Chat Live.  I would love for you to join me there!

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13 Comments

  1. Lynne I love this little craft. My son has a baseball themed office. This would be a great piece to add to his desk. Thanks for the inspiration. Pinned!

  2. Perfect gift for a baseball dad and for using up scrap wood. It’s so cute.

  3. I love this, Lynne! We are huge sports fans, too and like you all, we are missing baseball this year! A few of these would be perfect in our sports room. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. What a perfect craft for a baseball lover! This would also be a craft that would be fun to do with kids.

  5. What a unique Father’s Day gift! The baseball card with your son makes it even more special. Your husband will love it! Thanks for sharing. Pinned!

  6. Lynne this is the cutest little project. We are a baseball family and are missing it so much. Saving this to hopefully do next year with my students for Father’s Day.

  7. Maria Brittis says:

    This is very cute! Love the theme !

  8. What a cute project. My children are grown now, but I’d love something like this when the grandsons are old enough for Little League.

  9. Julie Briones says:

    Super cute baseball picture holder, Lynne! You could even add a wire slip at the top to hold the photo! Love it!

    1. Thanks so much, Julie! I tucked the picture into the twine, but I love your idea too! Hope you’re having a great week!

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