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Picture This Photo Cube: Make it in an Hour, Cherish it Forever

(MS) - Scrapbooking has gone dimensional and this easy-to-make Photo Memory Cube is a great way to display your favorite photos. Pretty papers, a few scrapbook embellishments, and an hour are all you'll need. It's a great way to celebrate a special someone, a new baby, a graduation, milestone anniversary or a favorite friendship.

The cube is a great gift idea, too. Modify the look by changing the papers and embellishments - soft pink for a baby girl, or bright primary colors for a little one's birthday photos. Showcase favorite wedding photos using a combination of white and off-white patterned papers.


Makes 1 cube

· STYROFOAMTM brand foam: 5" cube

· Solid card stock: two, 12" x 12" sheets; additional scraps

· Decorative papers: two, 12" x 12" sheets

· Photos: four to six

· Scrapbook embellishments of your choice: stickers, brads, metal words, tags, ribbons

· STYROGlue® or thick, white craft glue

Make it fast:

1. Overlap the two solid card stock papers 1 inch; glue.

2. Cut two 5-inch strips from glued length of paper. Wrap strips around cube in opposite directions, creasing at corners. Glue to cube to secure.

3. Repeat Step 1 using decorative papers. Cut 1-inch decorative paper strips; wrap around cube like ribbon on a present and glue.

4. Mat photos on card stock scraps; adhere one photo to each side of cube.

5. Embellish cube with stickers, brads, metal words, tags and ribbons, as desired.

You'll find many more fast and fun holiday ideas in the free, 16-page project booklet "Simple Holiday Style," included in the November issue of Crafts 'n Things magazine at select Wal*Mart stores. The free booklet is brought to you by The Dow Chemical Company, manufacturer of genuine STYROFOAM brand foam for more than 50 years.

Year-round, look for additional creative inspiration on and These Web sites are packed with hundreds of project ideas and step-by-step instructions for holidays and home décor, and new ideas for centerpieces, wreaths, topiaries, parties and other festive occasions. GG06B610

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