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photo cubes

Grandparents go ape sh** for photos of their grandchildren, so I am always trying to come up with new photo gifts to send to my parents and the in-laws. Framed photos only impress the first hundred times. 🙂

Last year, I made my mom these decoupaged wood blocks — one for each of my boys. I printed some favorite photos at Shutterfly, cut them to size, decoupaged them to the blocks, and added black edging using black acrylic paint. I intentionally made the borders “sloppy.” Once the paint dried, I applied a finishing coat of glossy Mod Podge.

The wood blocks can be difficult to find – I have not seen them in my local craft stores, but they can usually be found online (search for “wood blocks” on etsy or check out

Materials: wood blocks, photos, Mod Podge, medium paint brush (for decoupaging), small paint brush (for borders), black acrylic paint
April 10th, 2013 Posted by jen Filed in: Making , , , , ,

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