Friday, December 16, 2011

Day 6 Photo Blocks-10 Days of Handmade Gifts for $10 or less

Our Day 6 project is a set of 2x2 wood blocks- such a fun photo display for a coffee table or desk.


6-2x2 wood blocks (you can find these at a craft store like Michaels or Hobby Lobby)

3 pieces patterned paper
1 piece 12 x 12 Cardstock
Acrylic Paint

Sand Paper

Mod Podge

Sticker Letters or use a Cricut to cut out your letters, rub ons or stamps

Paint edges of all blocks.
Cut one 2x12 strip from each paper. Trim strip into squares just slightly smaller than 2x2.
Cut 4x6 photo(s) into 2x2 squares.
Cut some wallets into 2x2 squares, some into smaller pieces using square punch or use black cardstock picture viewer and mark corners and trim photos.
Decide which side you are going to affix 4x6 photos and 2x2 photos. Mark with a pencil. Using Modge Podge, sponge brush and brayer adhere patterned paper to unmarked sides of cube. I painted the Modge Podge onto the wood and then brayered the paper down. Adhere photos last using same method. Set aside to dry.

Die cut letters from cardstock (mine are 1 1/2") and adhere to blocks either with Modge Podge or other adhesive.
When Modge Podge is dry sand edges of blocks.
Use stamps, circle punches and Stayz-on Ink to embellish blocks.

Here are a few samples of other block sets that I found online.

For this sample she made one block for each member of her family
For the sample below she made a block for each person in the family, put their initial on it and filled it with words starting with that initial.

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