DIY Photo Puzzle Blocks

Recycle old toy blocks and make photo puzzles out of them.
Recycle old toy blocks and make photo puzzles out of them.

Choosing the right gift for a friend or loved one can be difficult, particularly when you’re shopping for somebody who seems to have everything! The last thing you want to do is spend money on a gift that’s going to sit on a shelf, unused.

There are a few things more frustrating than knowing that a gift you chose to give someone isn’t what the recipient wanted.

Customized gifts, on the other hand, say a lot about the giver. It shows how much thought is put into a gift and I love that they are so… personal. This is why I am constantly looking for customizable gifts.

Recently, I came across the idea for photo blocks. I read about them several times through various blog sites and each had their own version. I love that they’re very easy to make, too.

These DIY photo puzzle blocks will make great gifts for family and friends.
These DIY photo puzzle blocks will make great gifts for family and friends.

This project uses old toy wooden blocks that were used by kids as puzzles. If you have one of those, you should give this project a go. Make these DIY photo puzzle blocks using your kids’ photos, or those of your friends. Place them on your table as a home décor, or give them as gifts.

This project is very easy to make, no high-level skills required. You’ll find the tools and materials in most arts and crafts stores.

Materials:

  • Printed photos of your choice
  • Wooden cubes
  • Sandpaper
  • Cloth/brush
  • Modge podge
  • Paper
  • Cardstock
  • Glue/double-sided tape

Tools:

  • Ruler
  • Scissor
  • Pencil
  • X-acto knife
  • Butter knife

Click on any image to start lightbox display. Use your Esc key to close the lightbox.

Watch the video below to see how to make this DIY photo puzzle box.

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