Perfecting Mother’s Day with American Greetings + DIY Photo Cube Tutorial

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Mother’s Day is a great day to come together to celebrate the women in our lives who has given so much. My Mom has always been someone who has been there when I needed a shoulder to cry on, made me laugh until my stomach hurt and shared my deepest, darkest secrets. My Mom and I have a special relationship and Mother’s Day is the perfect day to celebrate her.

As a military spouse, the Coast Guard determines where we live. While I was lucky enough to fall in love and marry someone who was stationed in my hometown for four-plus years, eventually the Coast Guard led us 5,000 miles away to Kodiak, Alaska. Away from my hometown, away from my family and away from my best friend – my mom.

Being so far away from my Mom is hard. Moving her only grandchild so far away was probably even harder on her. Thankfully we live in the world of technology where facetime has become a daily occurrence. No matter the distance, I’m thankful that this Mother’s Day I can celebrate my own Mom with a card from American Greetings from my local Army/Airforce Exchange Store. Through May 14th, you can buy 3 American Greetings cards and save $2 when you help celebrate the Mom in your life.

To go along with the perfect card to celebrate my Mom and my Mother-In-Law, I’ve come up with a creative DIY Photo Cube Tutorial. This is the perfect way to showcase your favorite photos. So even when you are thousands of miles apart, you will have a creative way to feel just a little closer.

What you’ll need:

  1. 1.5 in X 1.5 in wooden cubes (13)

  2. Craft Paint in Color(s) of Choice (2)

  3. Hodge Podge Matt

  4. Photos

  5. Vase

  6. Sponge Paint Brush


  1. Cut desired photos into 1×1 squares. I cropped and shrunk my photos into a collage, so that it would be easier to cut.

2. Paint wooden cubes color of choice. I choose to paint mine a light pink. You may have to leave a square or two unpainted until the remaining dries in order to avoid smudging.

3. After the paint dries, use your second color to spell out a message to your mom. I wrote “ I <heart> MOM” on the squares of five separate cubes.

4. Paint a layer of Hodge Podge onto each cube.

5. Place picture onto Hodge Podge and then slather another layer over picture. This is the one time when you can let your inner child out! The more you have the better it will look once dry.

6. Place dry photo cubes in glass vase. This is a great centerpiece for a dinner table or living room table to show off a variety of photos!

Don’t forget to check out your local AAFES card section or their website here for the perfect American Greetings card for the Mom in your life this Mother’s Day!


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