It’s such a thing with wedding memories … after all the hustle and bustle of the wedding, you get the pictures and are really happy at first. The pictures are beautiful and are first sent around, then you print out a few and send them with thank you cards … and then you make a book … sometime … if you have time … or finally print a large picture for the wall in the Hallway … or the living room chest of drawers.
So that you can get the pictures in your hand a little more often, in the truest sense of the word, I thought of something else and stuck the pictures on a photo cube. The cube can be folded down infinitely and is a welcome distraction and decoration on every desk. That’s how you keep it in your hand every now and then, play around with it and remember that beautiful day.
Making the cube is not difficult at all. The 8 wooden cubes are connected with adhesive strips and it almost automatically emerges on which surfaces the pictures are then to be attached. Once you have glued the cubes together according to the instructions, you actually only have to choose a few nice pictures. I printed out the pictures on photo paper to get a chic look.
DIY GIFT IDEA – MAKE YOUR OWN PHOTOCUBE
For the photo cube, you need the following materials.
- Wooden cube 3×3 cm
- UHU glue stick
- Adhesive tape or masking tape
A wooden dice game is also a wonderful gift idea for friends and does not necessarily have to be covered with wedding memories. Looking back at the most beautiful moments in recent years is also a wonderful idea for a memory cube.
TIPS & TRICKS
Prepare the dice – 8 dice are required for a photo dice. You start by gluing the wooden cubes together in groups of 2 with a piece of masking tape. Simply place 2 cubes next to each other and glue one side together, fold this side down and fix the same edge from the other side again so that the cubes are connected to each other on both sides. We do this with all 4 pairs of two.
Place dice – All 8 dice are placed flat next to each other in their groups of 2. For the two outer ones the tape points upwards, for the two inner ones outwards.
Turn the cube over and fix it at the back – the dice are now fixed again at the back. To do this, take all the cubes together and turn them around. The two pairs lying next to each other are now connected to each other on the back with a piece of tape.
Fix the sides of the photo cube – the last step is to fix the sides by folding up the two cubes on the right and left and connecting the side cubes from top to bottom.
Glue pictures – Glue pictures with the UHU glue stick. We start with the 2×2 area that is on top after putting the cubes together.
The cubes are 3cm wide, so the pictures can be printed out in the right size. You need 4 pictures of 8x4cm and 4 pictures of 4×4 cm. If in doubt, just print a bit larger and place, mark and cut out the cubes.
Gradually unfold the cube and add pictures – unfold the cube to the right and left and add a picture to the areas of the 2×4 cubes. If you go forward little by little and fold the cube further and further, it automatically results which surfaces have to be covered. It is best to cut the pictures to size beforehand so that the tapes that connect the cubes are not cut.
Glue the sides – gradually coat all sides of the cube with UHU glue stick and add the prepared images.
Have you prepared your wedding memories nicely? I like the idea of the cube that keeps falling into your hands. As a desk decoration, it is not kitsch and simply a somewhat different souvenir.
This article was created in collaboration with UHU.