Holiday Handmade: Desk Photo Cube from The Country Chic Cottage

Happy Monday lovelies! I am thrilled to be here to launch this year’s Holiday Handmade Series on the blog!
Over the course of the next month, you’ll be seeing tutorials from myself and from some of my fave bloggy buddies so that you can have oodles of ideas to create create personalized, special Christmas and Hanukkah gifts this year. There might also be a giveaway or two sprinkled in there too, so make sure to check back often! You can also check out all of last year’s Holiday Handmade ideas HERE.
Let’s get started with today’s fabulous project!
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Hi y’all!  My name is Angie with The Country Chic Cottage.  I am happy to be here to kick off Katie’s Holiday Handmade series.  I am going to show you how to make a desk photo cube as a gift for someone special in your life.
This is an easy project but it is a bit time consuming.  You will need a cube.  I bought my wood cube at Walmart in the craft section.
First paint your cube white and allow to dry.
You will also need black and white photographs.  They need to be printed on a toner based printer or copier.  The images also need to be mirrored in order for them to appear correctly on your cube.  Trim your photos to the size of the cube.
We are going to use Mod Podge photo transfer medium.  There are directions for use that come with the bottle.  Be sure to read them before starting to apply.  You will need to apply a thick coat to the front of your image.
Then you place the photos face down on your cube and smooth them out.
Allow to dry the recommended amount of time.  Your cube will not look like much at this stage.
Now you get the paper damp and begin to gently scrub with a sponge or your hands.  This will make a huge mess plus this is the time consuming part.  It will take 30 minutes or more for each side of your cube.  In the picture below, the image on the side has been completed and the image on top still needs some more paper removed.  You just keep working the images until they all look good.  Work slowly and come back if an image does not look great after it dries.
Then coat your entire project in Mod Podge to finish it off.

 

Simple and oh so cool.  This is a great gift for grandmas with images of their grandchildren or even for dad’s desk at work.  Matter of fact you might want to pick up a few of these.

Thanks so much for having me Katie and y’all come and visit the cottage anytime!

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Thanks so much Angie for your awesomely versatile gift idea! You can find The Country Chic Cottage on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Go tell her how much you loved her photo cube!

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