Sunday, December 19, 2010

Girflfriend Gift Exchange

Every year the girls from work and I have a gift exchange during finals week. I guess it's more of a "Thank goodness the semester is almost over!" celebration. Last year I made these super delicious brownies and put them in cute cups that said "I am getting coal this year because _________." This year I wanted something they could actually use year round. So here it is:
Photo Blocks!
Aren't they cute? My friend Kacee's mother-in-law had made them for her daughter's bridesmaids. Wow...that was a mouthful! They are really easy to make too.
Here's what you need:
  • cute scrapbook paper ( I used 6x6 squares.)
  • 7x7 blocks of wood
  • 3 or 4 different ribbons tied in a knot for the top
  • modge podge (of course!)
  • craft paint
  • sponge brush
  • magnetic clips (found mine at Walmart in the home office section)
  • E6000 adhesive
My obliging husband and father-in-law cut the 7x7 blocks of wood for me. After I painted the blocks, I put the scrapbook paper on using modge podge. I put a coat on the back and one over the front. Once it all dried, I attached my magnetic clips using E6000 adhesive. Then I used the E6000 on the bottom of my ribbon knot to attach it to the top of my block. Ta-Da!



  1. They turned out great!! Good for you! They will love them! Glad you are blogging!