DIY Wood Block Photo Cube; A Homemade Gift Made of Memories

A DIY Wood Block Photo Cube is a thoughtful way to share memories with loved ones.

DIY Wood Block Photo Cube; A Homemade Gift Made of Memories for Grandparents Day. TrishSutton.com

As a child I would rotate the plastic photo cube at my Great Grandmother’s house over and over. She rarely changed out the photos in her cube yet I still enjoyed looking at it every time I visited her house. 

This DIY photo cube is not plastic. And the pictures are not interchangeable. However, the memories displayed will bring just as many smiles as my Grandma-Mom’s simple and sentimental décor. 

DIY Wood Block Photo Cube;
A Homemade Gift Made Of Memories

DIY Wood Block Photo Cube; A Homemade Gift Made of Memories for Grandparents Day. TrishSutton.com

Supplies

4 inch Wood Block
Craft Paint
Paint Brush
Sand Paper
Mod Podge (I used Matte Finish.)
Foam Paint Brush
6 Photos Printed on Regular Paper
(Images should be just under 4 inches by 4 inches in size.)
Clear Acrylic Coating Spray 

Directions

Paint all sides of the wood block with craft paint.  Allow time for the painted block to dry completely.

DIY Wood Block Photo Cube; A Homemade Gift Made of Memories for Grandparents Day. TrishSutton.com

Rub the sandpaper over the painted wood block to scuff the paint; continue to sand the paint until the desired look is achieved.

DIY Wood Block Photo Cube; A Homemade Gift Made of Memories for Grandparents Day. TrishSutton.com

Cut out the images so that they are each just a bit smaller than 4 inches.

Use a foam paintbrush to coat the backside of each photo with a layer of Mod Podge then press the images onto the wood block; continue this step until all six sides of the wood block are covered.

DIY Wood Block Photo Cube; A Homemade Gift Made of Memories for Grandparents Day. TrishSutton.com

Allow 3-4 hours for the glue to dry completely. 

Paint one coat of Mod Podge over all six images. It is best if you use straight smooth strokes.

DIY Wood Block Photo Cube; A Homemade Gift Made of Memories for Grandparents Day. TrishSutton.com

Allow 2-3 hours dry time. 

Spray acrylic coating spray over each side of the photo wood block. Allow dry time.

DIY Wood Block Photo Cube; A Homemade Gift Made of Memories for Grandparents Day. TrishSutton.com

Place this Homemade Gift Made of Memories on your coffee table or share your DIY Wood Block Photo Cube with loved ones on Birthdays, Christmas, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or Grandparent’s Day.

DIY Wood Block Photo Cube; A Homemade Gift Made of Memories for Grandparents Day. TrishSutton.com

 

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About Trish

When this sleep deprived self proclaimed tea addict is not creating messes with her five year old, Trish can often be found watching ESPN whilst debating penalties and plays with her college aged son. Along with tea, Trish could live off of licorice and popcorn. Her favorite place in the world is by her husband's side - preferably in a football stadium, at Disneyland or in San Diego.

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