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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Cute and Clever Photo Cubes Apothecary Jar

Here is a quick and clever project you can make for home decor or better yet, to give as a gift.
I made these photo blocks and stacked them in a thrift store jar
 for one of the best gifts ever this last Christmas.


I'm kind of a sucker for apothecary jars. Or footed jars. Or jars on a base with a fancy lid.
These are just a few I have on my craft room shelves. None of them cost over $1.

I will even use E6000 jewelry glue to put a cool looking jar on a Dollar Store candle stick.


I saw these wooden blocks at the Dollar Store and my brain went "ding!"
These are the perfect size for photo cubes.

I painted the blocks with white craft paint until the dye of the printing quit bleeding through. Three coats, I believe. Possibly white spray paint will also do the trick. Let the paint dry and make sure that the color of the printed letters is not coming thru before going on to the next step.




I printed dozens of family photos in black and white. I made sure to size them for the blocks so I did not have to trim them. On two sides of each block I added damask print paper.


I just LOVE the cool vintage vibe of these black and white photos, 
especially after I sanded all the edges!


Choose good closeups of family faces since the display area is less than 2" square.


Stack them in a "fancy" jar of your choice. You can embellish the neck with family initials, jingle bells and twine or even a special tag.

There you go, a neat and personalized gift that is perfect for Christmas, 
or a wedding, or an anniversary or even a birthday.

So, thrift store jars about $1 each.
Dollar Store blocks $1 for 9.
Family photo blocks in an apothecary jar PRICELESS.

Next up, how to use these same photo blocks for Christmas tree decor!

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