Please let me apologize in advance...I took these pictures last year when I was thinking about starting a blog. I didn't know all the fancy tricks of the trade back then. :)
To get started, you will need Mod Podge, a 3" wooden cube (I got mine at Michael's), five images that have been sized to 2.5" square and printed using a laser printer or photo copied, the Mom/Mimi/Mema/Nana printable (see below), craft paint, a foam brush, and distressing ink (optional).
Using the foam brush, paint the edges of the wooden cubes. When the paint is dry, slather on a layer of Mod Podge, put the image on top, then another layer of Mod Podge. Be sure to smooth out any bubbles. It's best if your images have been printed with a laser printer or have been photo copied. This will ensure the image doesn't bleed when you cover it with the Mod Podge.
These were made for the monkey's grandmothers, and I was sure to include all of their children and grandchildren on the cubes. We have a small family, so it wasn't too hard to manage. However, if your family is big, you might only do pics of the grandkiddos.
Now download the printable. Simply click on the down arrow at the bottom of the screen, save the file, open it, and print it (again, a laser printer will work best).
Cut out the the Mom/Mimi/Mema/Nana printable and Mod Podge it to the last side of the cube. If your kiddo calls his/her grandmother something else, you could create your own printable using a word processing program (I created mine using PowerPoint).
While I used black and white images, this would be equally great with bright, spring colored paint and color photos! :)
All that is left to do is wrap this baby up and you have one fantastically affordable and super personal Mother's Day gift!
Michele, thank you so much for letting me hang out here for the day! :) I've had a wonderful time and I'll hope you'll pop over to Crafts & Sutch sometime to say hi! :)