We have an adorable DIY Photo Block that is perfect to show off cute pictures of the kiddos. This one is decorated in pink and red with lots of hearts. It’s the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day.

DIY Photo Block decorated for Valentine's Day.

DIY Photo Block

This DIY Photo Block can easily be made for any occasion. This project can be made with different colors and embellishments for other holidays or just to use every day! Get creative, gather your pictures and make a cute wooden photo block.

I know the grandparents would love this for a great gift. You might want one for yourself.

Let’s Make a Wooden Photo Block.

This craft is so simple and it can be made for so many different occasions. Make sure you have a good glue gun because you will use it a lot for this craft. I bought a big bag of paint brushes because the kids like to help!

Supplies needed for DIY Photo Block.

Materials for DIY Photo Block 

DIY Photo Block decorated for Valentine's Day.

How to make Wooden Photo Block:

  • Step 1 – Attach the wooden balls. Use white glue to attach the wood balls onto the bottom of the cube. Let set to dry completely.

Tip: Often wood is listed as 4″ x 4″ fence post, but in reality it measures 3.5″ x 3.5″ so be mindful of this when choosing and cutting photos for your project.

Glue being applied to wooden balls.
Wooden balls on cube and drying.
  • Step 2 – Paint the cube and feet as desired. I decided to paint 2 sides red and 2 sides pink. Let dry completely. A second coat may be necessary depending on the type of paint used on the sides of the blocks.
Paint being applied.
Paint being applied to the other side.
  • Step 3 – Use a paper trimmer to cut your photos about 3/4″ smaller than the cube.
Cutting photos with paper cutter.
Photos ready to use.
  • Step 4 – Adhere the pictures. Attach photos to the cube with white glue or hot glue. Let set to dry.
Glue on photo.
Embellishments ready to be glued on.
  • Step 5 – Decorate the block. Add embellishments such as scrabble tiles, foam heart stickers and ribbon. Affix with white glue or hot glue.
Glue on letters.
Hearts glued on.
  • Step 6 – Allow to dry. This adorable handmade gift needs time to dry after adding the embellishments.
DIY Photo Block decorated for Valentine's Day.

How to make a Photo Cube for any occasion:

This DIY is very easy to modify for any occasion. All you need to do is change the paint colors and embellishments.

You can easily match any décor, holiday or theme by doing this. If you would like to use this year round, try neutral colors that match the recipients home décor.

This photo blocks diy makes it easy to paint the blocks any color you choose.

DIY Photo Block decorated for Valentine's Day.

Tips for DIY Photo cube

  • You can use sand paper to scuff the paint once dried. This isn’t necessary but will give it a vintage appearance if desired.
  • Mod Podge can also be used for the pictures. Simply apply a coat of mod podge over the pictures.
  • In order to help this project last even longer, you can spray clear acrylic spray over the DIY picture cube.

Handmade gifts are so much fun.

DIY Photo Block decorated for Valentine's Day.

The kids and I have a blast making these DIY Photo Cubes. They are so special and make such a meaningful gift.

Whether you need something for Valentine’s Day or any occasion, this is a great idea.

Print the instructions for DIY Photo Block:

DIY Photo Block

Make this adorable Wooden Photo Block sure to be the perfect gift. You will love how this DIY Photo Block turns out. Make this personalized photo block with just a few supplies.
Prep Time2 hours
Total Time2 hours
Keyword: DIY Photo Block
Author: One Crazy Mom

Equipment

  • 4″ block of wood (I used a piece of a 4×4 fence post)
  • Acrylic Paint in Pink and Red
  • 4, 1″ round wood ball knobs
  • White Glue or Hot Glue
  • Valentine/Heart Ribbon
  • Heart Foam Shapes/Stickers
  • Adhesive Felt Heart Shapes
  • Paint Brush
  • Paper Trimmer or Scissors
  • 4 photos
  • Scrabble Tiles or Adhesive Foam Letters

Instructions

  • Tip: Often wood is listed as 4″ x 4″ fence post, but in reality it measures 3.5″ x 3.5″ so be mindful of this when choosing and cutting photos for your project.
  • Use white glue to attach the wood balls onto the bottom of the cube. Let set to dry completely.
  • Paint the cube and feet as desired. I decided to paint 2 sides red and 2 sides pink. Let dry completely. A second coat may be necessary depending on the type of paint you sue.
  • Use a paper trimmer to cut your photos about 3/4″ smaller than the cube.
  • Attach photos to the cube with white glue or hot glue. Let set to dry.
  • Add embellishments such as scrabble tiles, foam heart stickers and ribbon. Affix with white glue or hot glue.

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