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DIY Mother’s Day Photo Cube

This sweet personalized Mother’s Day photo cube is the perfect DIY gift for mom!

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Today we have Erin Sutch from Crafts & Sutch as our guest poster!

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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!

Mother's Day Photo Cube
Moms love a personalized gift for Mother’s Day, and they will love the time you put into making this Mother’s Day photo cube yourself!

You do not need many supplies, and it is as cute as can be when complete.

Just grab the free printable below and print pictures you know mom will love.

AND you can make new versions every few years with new photos!

Mother's Day photo cube supplies
Mother’s Day Photo Cube Supplies

Mod Podge

3″ wooden cube (I got mine at Michael’s)

5 images that have been sized to 2.5″ square and printed using a laser printer or photo copied

Mom/Mimi/Mema/Nana printable (see further down the post)

Craft paint

Foam brush

Distress ink (optional)

mod podge photos to cube
Mother’s Day Photo Cube Directions

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 so the image does not bleed when you cover it with the Mod Podge.

mom file mod podged to cube
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 grandkids.


(The original printable file from Erin at Crafts & Sutch is no longer available.

I have made a similar version that can be downloaded.)

printable mom file for cube
Cut out the the Mom/Mimi/Mema printable and Mod Podge it to the last side of the cube. 

If your kiddo calls his/her grandmother something else, you can create your own printable using a word processing program (I created mine using PowerPoint).

black and white Mother's Day photo cube
While I used black and white images, this would be equally great with bright, spring colored paint and color photos!

Mother's Day photo cube
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!


>> See where I party! <<


This post was originally May, 2011.

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Rookie Moms

Monday 12th of July 2021

Thanks for sharing this great idea.


Friday 26th of April 2019

I love this cute and inventive this is and not only shows off pictures but makes them a memorable part of home Decor. Thanks for sharing this with us at #omhgww


Sunday 30th of April 2017

I love photo cube crafts. They are fun, and you can add to them every year. Great idea for mother's day gifts. Thanks for linking up with us at the #HomeMattersParty this week!


Sunday 30th of April 2017

Such a lovely gift to create for anyone. Will be including this in a Mother's Day Round-up. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.


Saturday 29th of April 2017

Love this idea. My mother just got a new desk and this would look great on it.

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