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Picture Puzzle For Dad

Posted by on Sat, June 8th, 2013 at 11:00 am

Are your kids looking for a good, inexpensive gift for Dad this Father’s Day?  Does Dad have enough ties and you’re out of ideas?  We’ve got you covered.  I found this adorable craft on Spoonful.com, and it’s perfect for any Dad!  It’s a picture puzzle – a six-piece desktop decoration that showcases family photos on two sides when it’s assembled and doubles as a brainteaser when Dad needs a distraction.  Here’s how it’s done:

 

What you’ll need:

  • 6 (1 1/2-inch) wooden cubes
  • Acrylic paints and paintbrushes
  • Rubber band
  • Thin black marker
  • 2 photos (3×5 or 4×6)
  • Double-sided adhesive sheets
  • Scissors
  • X-Acto knife
  • Letter stickers (optional)

How to make it:
1) Paint the sides of each cube, leaving the top and bottom bare.

Picture Puzzle: Step 2

2) When they’re dry, arrange them in a rectangle, unpainted sides up, and wrap a rubber band around them to hold them together. Using the marker, trace the rectangle onto the picture side of each photo, making sure everyone’s faces fit within the rectangle. Apply a double-sided adhesive sheet to the back of each photo and cut along the tracing lines. Peel off the adhesive’s backing and adhere one photo to the top of the cubes and one to the bottom (since it’s a bit tricky, it’s a parent’s job).

Picture Puzzle: Step 3

3) Divide the photos by cutting along the edges of the cubes with the X-Acto knife (another job for a parent). Add letter stickers if desired.

 

What’s cool about this craft is that it works for any holiday, for any gift, for anyone.  Or, make one for yourself and decorate your bedroom or office space!

If you have a fun Father’s Day gift craft, be sure to leave it in the comments below.

~TSGal

Create DIY Summer Food And Beverages

Posted by on Sat, June 1st, 2013 at 11:00 am
Happy June, everyone!  Are you ready to kick off Summer?  Before you head to your next Summer party, gathering, or day at the beach, check out this video from SBTV that highlights How To Create DIY Summer Food And Beverages. [click the image to watch the video]                 ... Read More »

DIY Summer Tote Bag

Posted by on Sat, April 27th, 2013 at 11:00 am
Now that the weather is warming up and Summer is just around the corner, beach season is almost in full effect.  You’ll need a good, convenient tote bag to take with you on your day trips to the beach – you know, to pack your sunglasses, sunscreen, towel, change of clothes, snacks, beach toys, etc. ... Read More »

DIY Bath Jellies

Posted by on Sat, April 13th, 2013 at 11:00 am
Looking for a quick and easy way to make bath time more fun?  I found this awesome tutorial on YouTube for DIY Bath Jellies.  Bath Jellies are small, jelly shapes that work just like body wash – perfect for the kids, for your friends, and even for yourself!  They also make great gifts!  Check it ... Read More »

DIY Shirt Skirt

Posted by on Sat, April 6th, 2013 at 11:00 am
Hey Swaggernauts – Happy Saturday!  This is Ashley, and I’ve been spending my morning watching style tips on YouTube.  My goodness there are so many amazing videos out there that I was never even aware of – there’s a tutorial for everything!  I just found this video and I thought it was so cool that ... Read More »

DIY Pot o’ Gold Rainbow Scarf

Posted by on Sat, March 16th, 2013 at 11:00 am
Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day – are you all ready to celebrate?  I was checking out Instructables.com, and I found the perfect accessory for tomorrow’s holiday.  It’s a super cute Pot o’ Gold Rainbow Scarf.  This tutorial does require a bit more effort and craftiness than previous DIY’s we’ve shared, but I say it’s totally ... Read More »

How To Make A Stuffed Animal Change Purse

Posted by on Sat, February 16th, 2013 at 11:00 am
Do you have some old stuffed animals lying around that nobody plays with anymore?  Why not turn it into an adorable change purse?  I found this awesome tutorial on Instructables.com, and it’s perfect for me, because I have so many stuffed animals from my childhood lying around my house.  You’d think by now I wouldn’t ... Read More »

DIY Sweater Mittens

Posted by on Sat, January 19th, 2013 at 11:00 am
I don’t know about you guys, but it has been freezing here lately!  I moved to California from New York about 3 years ago, because I just couldn’t take the cold anymore.  Ever since, my blood has thinned and 50 degrees feels like 12 degrees to me.  (Although it does make me feel better when ... Read More »

DIY Watermark T-Shirt

Posted by on Sat, January 5th, 2013 at 11:00 am
Happy Saturday, everyone!  This is Ashley and I’m bringing you a super cool DIY project for this weekend.  I’ve been in a phase lately where I alter and make my own clothes.  I cut the top of my hoodies, I cut the sides of my t-shirts and tie them in knots, I sew patches and ... Read More »

13 Unusual Uses For A Hair Dryer

Posted by on Sat, December 29th, 2012 at 11:00 am
In this economy, I love being able to re-purpose items I already have lying around my house.  I just came across this great article on Instructables.com that offers 13 Unusual (yet extremely convenient) Uses for a Hair Dryer.  A hair dryer is now no longer only used for styling your hair.  Oh no, my friends.  There are ... Read More »