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!


free printable

I truly love my “job” as a maker of pretty things, and whether you make as a hobby, business, or just want to make more often, this printable is for you! Download below, print and frame anywhere you need a little more inspiration to get creative! Enjoy!

craft room print

click here to download

So. What’s YOUR favorite thing to make?


new in shop

Happy Monday, friends! I’ve been busy getting both shops ready for the Spring/Wedding rush, and wanted to share some of burlap+blue and paper+palette’s newest additions with you all! We’re so very excited that Spring is near, and can’t wait to be a part of your next gift giving occasion…

ladybug matching game

ladybug matching game

wedding coasters

striped heart wedding coasters


soccer matching game

girls wall art

with brave wings art print

mint gold coral wall art

mint, gold & coral set of two prints

rise and shine print

rise & shine print

love never fails

love never fails print