I started with a 4x4 and cut it square. I sanded each block.
Painted each block and then sanded the edges.
I bought this paper packet awhile ago and have loved it, each page has a letter of the alphabet. I bought a small packet and a 12x12 packet. This is what I used for my blocks.
This is a sample of what the paper looks like.
I cut my paper 3 x 3 and mod podged it to the block.
I then added upholstery nails to the corners of the blocks. I didn't do it in all four corners of all of the blocks, I didn't want it to look boxy. (Is that a word?) So on this one I only did two on the top corners.
This one I did all four corners.
And this one I did opposite corners.
This is what they all look like at this point.
Next I drilled a hole in the top of the block.