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Mom's Photo Cube Memories

By: Rebekah Meier for STYROFOAM Brand Foam

This project makes a very special gift for Mom's birthday or a thoughtful Mother's Day gift. Display photos that hold a special place in Mom's heart with this simple craft that can be enjoyed from all angles.

Mother's Memories Photo Cube


  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam:
    • Cube, 5"
  • Solid card stock: two 12" x 12" sheets; various scraps
  • Decorative paper, 12" x 12", two sheets
  • Four photos
  • Mother sentiment sticker
  • Papier-mâché embellishments: LOVE (letters); flower
  • Metal embellishments: small frame; hinge; brad
  • Crystal heart gem
  • Ruler
  • Memories rubber stamp
  • Ink pads: black; metallic gold
  • Pencil
  • Small paper tag
  • Scissors: standard; deckle-edge
  • Optional: paper trimmer
  • Craft knife with sharp blade
  • Paper-crafting glue and thick, white craft glue;


  1. Use standard scissors, or paper trimmer, to cut six 5 1/8" squares from card stock.
  2. Spread thin, even coat of glue onto one side of foam cube. Place card stock square over glue, flush with one side and top edge; smooth paper with fingers. Let dry.
  3. Use craft knife to trim excess paper at side and bottom edges. Repeat to cover all sides of cube.
  4. Repeat Steps 1 through 3 with decorative papers.
  5. Mat three photos with scrap card stock; to mat, adhere photos to card stock and cut out, leaving narrow card stock border visible all around. Trim and place fourth photo in metal frame.
  6. Lightly apply black ink to papier-mâché letters; apply gold to papier- mâché flower.
  7. Mat sentiment sticker with decorative paper scrap; adhere to top of cube. Glue flower and heart gem to corner of sticker.
  8. Adhere letters and framed photo to cube front. Refer to photo as guide and adhere remaining photos and embellishments to rest of cube.

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