DIY Photo Cube: The Perfect Christmas Gift | Nanny Anita | My Baba

With Christmas just around the corner it is time to start thinking about presents. I made this DIY photo cube with my charges for Leonora’s birthday at the beginning of the month. But it would make a wonderful gift for Grandparents, Godparents, teachers etc.

The directions are a little complicated so please bear with me.

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You will need:

  • 8 Wooden cubes
  • 6 photos
  • Duck tape
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pen

DIY photo cube

Start by putting the blocks into pairs.

DIY photo cube

Tape 2 blocks together than stack them.

DIY photo cube

You will need to then tape them along the side where you can see the tape folded between the blocks.

Repeat this step with the other 3 pairs.

DIY photo cube

When that is done set the blocks out as shown. The ones in the middle need to have the tape facing outwards. Not upwards like the 2 side ones.

DIY photo cube

Next flip the blocks over.

DIY photo cube

Then put 4 pieces of tape on as the picture above shows.

DIY photo cube

Again stack the outside blocks on top.

DIY photo cube

Put tape on the four sides that you have just exposed (should be two on either side).

Now that you have finished putting the blocks together it is time to attach the photos. You will need 6 photos. 4 need to be longer and 2 square.   I highly recommend measuring the blocks so that you can get the photos to be the right size.

DIY photo cube

The video I original saw that showed how to make the DIY photo cube had them gluing the pictures down first and then using a sharp knife to cut the pictures. However I found it hard to not cut the tape holding the blocks together. It was easer to measure the blocks and then draw onto the picture before cutting it out. Once the pictures had been cut up I then stuck them onto the blocks.

If you get stuck making this, then take a look at this video.

DIY photo cube

YC and EC had great fun choosing the pictures to put on. We only put 5 pictures on. On the 6th side they drew pictures and wrote birthday messages.

If you enjoyed this DIY photo cube gift be sure to check out my bath fizzers.

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Make the perfect homemade gift for your loved ones with this DIY photo cube.

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Nanny Anita
Norland Nanny

Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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