BML Guest – Mother’s Day Photo Cube

Hello The Scrap Shoppers!ย  ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I’m Erin Sutch from Crafts & Sutch. First, I would like to say a giant CONGRATULATIONS to Michele on the new little man in her life and thank her for letting me hang out here today!

I am super excited to spend some time with you and show you a simple Mother’s Day craft that was a big hit with the grandmas last year! ๐Ÿ™‚

Please let me apologize in advance…I took these pictures last year when I was thinking about starting a blog.ย  I didn’t know all the fancy tricks of the trade back then. ๐Ÿ™‚

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.ย  When the paint is dry, slather on a layer of Mod Podge, put the image on top, then another layer of Mod Podge.ย  Be sure to smooth out any bubbles.ย  It’s best if your images have been printed with a laser printer or have been photo copied.ย  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.ย  We have a small family, so it wasn’t too hard to manage.ย  However, if your family is big, you might only do pics of the grandkiddos.

(The original file from Erin at Crafts & Sutch is no longer available. I have made a similar version that can be downloaded.)

Cut out the the Mom/Mimi/Mema printable and Mod Podge it to the last side of the cube.ย  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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I’ve had a wonderful time and I’ll hope you’ll pop over to Crafts & Sutch sometime to say hi! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Comments

  1. says

    I absolutely love this idea! It can be used for so many occasions. I was curious what you used the distress ink on and how? I am new to the crafting DIY world. Thanks for sharing this!

  2. says

    these look great! good to know I can get the blocks at micheals! would regular pictures work? is that what you mean by laser printed?

    • says

      Mary, regular photos or photos printed on a inkjet printer might start to run when you add the Mod Podge. You could try putting a light coat of Mod Podge on the back and putting a regular photo on top, but do no add the extra coat of Mod Podge on top.

  3. says

    Michele, thank you so much for having me over today! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m so happy I was able to help out so you can spend a little more time with Caleb! ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you have the BEST Mother’s Day tomorrow!

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