Knowing how much I love both taking and displaying family photos, Sister-in-law Cindee made me the most unique and clever Christmas present ever! Even better, she documented her progress with pictures, knowing I’d want to blog about it. How’s that for thinking ahead?
Cindee says you’ll need:
The Steps She Took:
2. Trim photos to 7-1/4 or to fit the blocks – the best way to do this is to lay the photo on top of the blocks and trim it. Cindee wanted a little edge of the block to show on all sides so she trimmed accordingly.
5. Turn blocks all in the same direction (pick a direction and stick to it throughout the first four photos, let’s say to the right) to trim and glue each photo to the blocks. Once you’ve completed the first four, flip blocks toward you for the 5th photo. Turn back to the first photo, then flip blocks away from you for the final photo.
8. If you’re talented in the woodworking sort of way, you can make a display box like my brother Art made for mine. I think it’s a really nice finishing detail, but the puzzle is still totally great without it too.
If you are careful to move your blocks in tandem without mixing up block placement, you’ll be able to display any of the 6 different photos by rotating each of the blocks the same number of times in the same direction. My girls are endlessly entertained by mixing up the pictures, so they consider the franken-photo a very funny option. Either way, I think my Photo Display Puzzle and my Crafty Sister in Law Cindee are both amazing!