cube photo holder {a tutorial}

cube photo holder diy


cube photo holder diy 2

Happy Monday, all! With Easter and Mother’s Day approaching, I wanted to share a simple and meaningful gift idea you can easily make for your loved ones. This DIY cube photo holder is the perfect gift, and you probably have most of the supplies on hand already!

Mod Podge Gloss
Square Block (I know Hobby Lobby has some)
Photos or Scrapbook Paper
Foam Brush
Wooden Dowel
Washi Tape

photo holder

Step 1: Sand your block, if needed. My blog is 1.5″ cube, but any size will do. Decide if you want to decorate the sides with pictures, scrapbook paper, or even just paint. I used Photoshop Elements to reduce pictures to 1.5″ square to use for my blocks, and you can use any photo editor to do this. If you’d rather not use photos, I think colorful scrapbook paper would be adorable, too. Mod podge your photos/paper to the sides of your block and let dry.

mod podged photo holder

Step 2: Once dry, layer with two additional coats of Mod Podge Gloss, letting it dry fully between coats.

photo holder diy

Step 3: Cut your dowel to the desired length (I cut mine in half), and drill a hole, the size of the dowel, into your block.

diy photo holder

Step 4: For added color and pattern, use a length of washi tape to wrap around your dowel. Hot glue your clothespin to your dowel, and insert a drop of glue into the drilled hole in your cube and insert your dowel.

mod podged photo holder

And that’s it! So simple and cute, yet meaningful. Include a couple of photos to make the gift extra special.

mothers day gift

Have a lovely day!


diy bubble valentine {a printable}


Y’all. It’s barely February, and I have my five-year-old’s class valentines DONE. Be impressed, me being this on-top-of-things doesn’t happen very often. And the best part  is that I can now share my how-to (and printable) with you all!

bubble sticks (24 for $3 at Target)
printable sheet (see below)
scrapbook paper
washi tape

diy valentines



I was able to get 4 of the tags onto an 8×10 piece of cardstock. Just click below to download, print, and cut!


click here to download

Step 1: Gather your supplies. I cut the printables into rectangles, and then cut out scrapbook paper rectangles half an inch larger.

bubble valentine

Step 2: Using double-sided tape, attach the printable rectangle onto a scrapbook paper rectangle. Tape down your bubble stick using washi tape.

diy valentine

And that’s it!


Couldn’t. Be. Easier.

Thanks for reading!


20 valentine’s day crafts and tutorials

valentines day crafts

I’ll admit-for a crafts-related blogger, I don’t tend to decorate for a lot of the holidays. My mantle, for instance, hasn’t changed since Christmas, and I’m okay with that. So when I do decorate, I like creative and simple crafts that don’t take a lot of time. And if we’re talking Valentine’s Day crafts, I don’t want anything overly cutesy or over-the-top that won’t fit in with my everyday décor (unless my kids are involved, then I’ll welcome it all into my home, cutesy and over-the-top included). So today, I’m sharing 20 creative V-Day crafts with a modern edge that you’ll love to add to your holiday décor! Enjoy!


Rice Krispie Treat Valentines from Foodie Crush


DIY telephone from Monkey Choo


free printables from paper & stitch


glitter boxes from the house that lars built


DIY coffee cup wrappers from eat drink chic


geometric heart love letters from minieco

gold glitter garland

watercolor and gold garland from burlap+blue


gift tags from 100 layer cake


milk ice cubes from a subtle revelry


how to make heart shaped cupcakes from sugar swings!


diy gift from oh hello friend


cement valentines from lovely indeed


ruffled heart from joy ever after


diy wreath from the house that lars built

IMG_painted heart bag header

painted heart bag from v and co


heart calendar from me and my diy


heart garland from project wedding


stitched heart card from dandee


love pallet from hometalk


heart notebooks from cosmo cricket


tulle garland from my so called crafty life