How to make a wooden photo cube with photos

Not content with just tossing photos in an album or scrapbook, never to be seen again? Never fear. This project gets your favorite pictures out of the dusty back of your bookshelf and onto a prominent place at the center.
Using computer-printed photos and cardstock, you can create personalized decor that holds special meaning. This project doesn't take up a lot of room, is portable and may be rearranged to showcase different photos – so you won't get tired of them.
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Materials
- Plain wood blocks
- Decorative cardstock
- Pencil
- Scissors
- Ruler
- Cutting mat
- Craft knife
- Printed photos
- Mod Podge
- Artist’s brush
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Instructions
1. Decide what letter you want each block to have.
2. Place the cube on the cardstock and trace around it.
3. Cut on the lines with scissors.
4. Place the cardstock square on a cutting mat.
5. Turn over the square.
6. Measure in 1/8 inch on all sides, drawing a line on each side.
7. Cut along the new dimension with the ruler and craft knife. You now should have a solid square and a border.
8. Sketch the desired letter on the solid square and cut it out with scissors.
9. Apply a layer of Mod Podge to the border of one side of the block and adhere the cardstock border to the block.
10. Apply Mod Podge to the back of the letter and adhere it to the block within the border.
11. Decide what photos you want the other sides to have.
12. Place the cube on a photo where you want the image to go and trace around it. Do this for five photos.
13. Adhere a photo square on each side of the block with Mod Podge.
15. When everything is dry, apply a layer of Mod Podge over all sides and edges. Let dry again before displaying.
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