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{Grandparent’s Day Gift} Photo Cube Bouquet

 

We asked on our Facebook page what kind of gifts grandparents like to receive. Guess what was mentioned? Several mentioned that they love handmade gifts and photos of the grandkids.

This photo cube bouquet is both! It is a handmade gift which the kids can help make and pictures can be added and changed out as you send new pictures to the grandparents. This craft didn’t cost us anything because we used and recycled supplies from around our home. It was fun gathering the supplies and putting the project together with my teens.

Have fun with it as it is a gift any grandparent will enjoy!

 

Materials Needed:

  • 1″ wide grosgrain
  • 3/4”³ grosgrain
  • small ribbon scraps
  • florist foam block
  • designer paper napkins
  • stapler
  • scissors
  • double sided tape
  • embellishment letters, shapes, words
  • chalk board photo props
  • pipe cleaners
  • large paper clips
  • photos
  • Mini Bowdabra
  • Bowdabra Bow Wire
  • Hair Bow Tool & Ruler

 

Instructions:

1. Begin by gathering all the materials you will need to make the photo cube. This is the most difficult part for me because I create on a whim and never know what all I will use or not use! So my craft table was really cluttered with goodies!

Grandparents Day Photo Cube Bouquet

2. Take the designer paper napkins and staple, tape or hot glue to the foam block. I prefer stapling.

Grandparents Day Photo Cube Bouquet

3. Wrap pipe cleaners around the chalk board photo prop sticks and push them into the block at staggered levels.

Grandparents Day Photo Cube Bouquet

4. Wrap around a piece to fit 1″ wide grosgrain ribbon and secure in the back of the block. Add embellishments to the block.

Grandparents Day Photo Cube Bouquet

 

Grandparents Day Photo Cube Bouquet

6. Add photos to each chalk board. We did one per kid and attached them with the large paper clips. If you use paper clips then the grandparents can easily take off the old photo and add on a new photo. This is a gift they can keep for years to come. The kids can write their names on the chalk board or a special message to the grandparents.

Grandparents Day Photo Cube Bouquet

7. To make the bow for the front of the photo cube, place the Hair Bow Tool & Ruler onto the Mini Bowdabra. Cut 18”³ of Bowdabra Bow Wire and fold it in half. Place the wire into the Mini Bowdabra.

Grandparents Day Photo Cube Bouquet

8. Place ribbon in the Mini Bowdabra to make the tail, press the ribbon into the Mini Bowdabra and make your first loop. Fold back over to make another loop and then back again for a tail. Trim off ribbon to have equal size tails.

 

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9. Add a smaller piece of ribbon and repeat the above steps.

Grandparents Day Photo Cube Bouquet

10. Find the center of 3 strips of small ribbon scraps and add to the Mini Bowdabra. Scrunch down the ribbons with the Mini Bowdabra Wand. Thread the two Bowdabra Bow Wire tails through the loop and pull the wire tightly. Remove ribbon. Flip over and bring the wire around to the back of the bow and knot.

Grandparents Day Photo Cube Bouquet

11. Take a small piece of ribbon and tie it into a knot. Add a drop of hot glue to the front of the bow. This is the way you hide the wire.

Grandparents Day Photo Cube Bouquet

12. Add the knotted piece of ribbon.

Grandparents Day Photo Cube Bouquet

13. Hot glue the bow onto the front of the cube. Finish adding any extra embellishments to the project.

 

Grandparents Day Photo Cube Bouquet

 

14. Easy! This would be great for any occasion. I can’t imagine a grandparent not loving this gift. Remember if you clip on the photos it will make it easy for the grandparents to remove and add new ones!

 

Grandparents Day Photo Cube Bouquet

 

 

 

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