This project came from Today’s Fabulous Finds. I modified it a little bit but the main idea is the same.
What I used:
8x8x2 Wooden blocks
Spray paint (black and white)
Modge Podge and brush
Ink and sponge
Accessories (buttons, stickers, etc.)
The first step was to cut the wood down to size. Rather than use a handsaw J took them to his work and cut the blocks for me. The smallest board I could buy at Home Hardware was 8 feet long so it actually made 12 blocks. I have a feeling I’ll be using some of these as gifts. Once the blocks were cut I used my favorite tool – an electric sander – to smooth the edges.
To hide the join between the two papers I used ribbon which I attached with my glue gun. I also used the ribbon and the glue gun to attach the binder clips on the top. I know I'm supposed to use low temp for ribbon and fabric but because I'm a rebel I used high temp and it worked fine.
So far I've only put a picture in one of my finished blocks and I have to tell you about it. The picture is one I took of my dog Paquita right before we had her put down this summer. It was a very unexpected and extremely difficult thing to do and I miss her dearly. I got her when I was in university so she had been through a lot with me. Anyway, the sticker says "You make my life happy" so it seemed like the perfect way to display her photo.