Mother’s Day Photo Box

crafty

By Lady DIY

Over the years, I’ve received all sorts of homemade gifts for Mother’s Day. Without a doubt, my favorite gifts are the ones that really capture my kids’ personalities at that time. This month’s crafty project is a great way to showcase your family and your favorite photos.

Supplies Needed:
1 piece of colored or decorative cardstock*
4 small photos (smaller than 2 inches)
Ruler
Pencil
Scissors
Glue stick
*Cardstock comes in different weights or thicknesses.  A thicker cardstock is recommended for this project (it makes a studier photo box).

Step 1: On the back side of the cardstock, use a pencil and ruler to draw six squares, connected as shown.  Each square is 2” by 2”.

Step 2: Add “tabs” to the three squares as shown.

Step 3: Writing lightly, add the numbers and arrows as shown. This step is optional, but it will make assembly of the box much easier! Don’t worry, all of the writing will end up on the inside of the finished project.

Step 4: Cut out the box.

Step 5: Fold along all lines, folding in towards the back side of the cardstock. A quick and easy way to do this is to fold the cardstock along the side of the ruler.

Step 6: On the decorative side of the cardstock, glue the pictures to squares 1, 2, 4 and 5. The arrows point to what will be the top of the finished box, so you can use the arrows to help you orient your pictures.  (The top of each photo should be facing the same direction as the upward-facing arrow.)

Step 7: Assemble the box. Working with one tab at a time, apply glue to the decorative side of each tab.  Connect the sides in the following order:

  • Square 1 to square 4  
  • Square 4 to square 5
  • Square 4 to square 6
  • Square 6 to square 1
  • Square 2 to squares 1, 5, and 6 (for this step, you’ll need to apply glue to all three remaining tabs.)

You’re done! As an optional step, you can add a note to the top of the box: “Happy Mother’s Day!” or “2018”.

Lady DIY lives in Rocklin and stays home with her three boys. When she’s not too busy with DIY projects around the house, she enjoys gardening, fitness and living the glamorous life of a baseball/soccer/football mom.

More Articles

Spring Break Travel Tips for Your Feet and Legs  

How to get the mind-clearing, calorie-burning benefits of movement even while sitting for hours on the plane or in the…

Sacramento’s Magnificent Vernal Pool Tours

By Michelle Kopkash The seasonal vernal pools in Northern California display the magnificence of nature at its finest. Most years,…

Tahoe: 7 Family-Friendly Spots for Snow Play, Ski and Snowboard Lessons

By Michelle Kopkash Wondering where to take your family for the ultimate ski, snowboard or snow play experience? Take a…

Meet our Cover Kid Search Winner, Ella!

By Shannon Smith Photography by Crystal Jones Photography With an infectious smile that dazzled the camera at our Cover Kid…

Embracing Impromptu Learning Moments

By Kaleena Amuchastegui Once a self declared “anti-homeschool” mom, I would think: Those parents are certifiably insane to have their…

“The Having of Wonderful Ideas”… Learning through expedition, exploration, and dead fish

By Becki Robins Twenty-four kids and a handful of parents stand on a rocky island on the ambling Yuba River.…

Unexpected Homeschooling Benefits (from someone who was homeschooled)

By Vida Mercer Don’t worry, Mom. It will all be worth it. I was on the receiving end of all…

Teaching Children to Bike Safely

By Rob Baquera, Public Information Officer, Roseville Police Department Spring is in the air. The sun is out, the weather…

Natural Ways to Get Through Cough and Cold Season

By Bill Sears, MD, America’s Pediatrician There’s never a convenient time for your child to get sick. While missed school…

Mother’s Day Photo Box

crafty

By Lady DIY

Over the years, I’ve received all sorts of homemade gifts for Mother’s Day. Without a doubt, my favorite gifts are the ones that really capture my kids’ personalities at that time. This month’s crafty project is a great way to showcase your family and your favorite photos.

Supplies Needed:
1 piece of colored or decorative cardstock*
4 small photos (smaller than 2 inches)
Ruler
Pencil
Scissors
Glue stick
*Cardstock comes in different weights or thicknesses.  A thicker cardstock is recommended for this project (it makes a studier photo box).

Step 1: On the back side of the cardstock, use a pencil and ruler to draw six squares, connected as shown.  Each square is 2” by 2”.

Step 2: Add “tabs” to the three squares as shown.

Step 3: Writing lightly, add the numbers and arrows as shown. This step is optional, but it will make assembly of the box much easier! Don’t worry, all of the writing will end up on the inside of the finished project.

Step 4: Cut out the box.

Step 5: Fold along all lines, folding in towards the back side of the cardstock. A quick and easy way to do this is to fold the cardstock along the side of the ruler.

Step 6: On the decorative side of the cardstock, glue the pictures to squares 1, 2, 4 and 5. The arrows point to what will be the top of the finished box, so you can use the arrows to help you orient your pictures.  (The top of each photo should be facing the same direction as the upward-facing arrow.)

Step 7: Assemble the box. Working with one tab at a time, apply glue to the decorative side of each tab.  Connect the sides in the following order:

  • Square 1 to square 4  
  • Square 4 to square 5
  • Square 4 to square 6
  • Square 6 to square 1
  • Square 2 to squares 1, 5, and 6 (for this step, you’ll need to apply glue to all three remaining tabs.)

You’re done! As an optional step, you can add a note to the top of the box: “Happy Mother’s Day!” or “2018”.

Lady DIY lives in Rocklin and stays home with her three boys. When she’s not too busy with DIY projects around the house, she enjoys gardening, fitness and living the glamorous life of a baseball/soccer/football mom.

More Articles

Children with Autism May Benefit from Soluble Fiber

“Dr. Bill” Sears, M.D. comments on study that finds soluble…

Top 8 Water Safety Tips From Steve Wallen Swim School

By Kaleb Wallen, Steve Wallen Swim School 1. Enroll In…

Fitting In as a Woman of Color

By Sumiti Mehta I am a brown-skinned woman born and…

Are You Tribeless?

By Anna Osborn, LMFT One of the favorite parts of…

Non-Pool Toys that are Perfect for the Pool

By Karissa Tunis Our family loves hanging out at the…

20 Things to do with Kids Under $5 in the Sacramento Region

By Michelle Kopkash You don’t need a lot of money…

A Museum Without Walls…Memorable Experiences Await Inside & Outside the Railroad Museum

A Smithsonian Affiliate located in Old Sacramento State Historic Park,…

JugHead!

By Donna Sangwin, Founder and Executive Director of ReCreate This…

Is Your Car Seat Keeping Your Child Safe?

By Rob Baquera, Public Information Officer, Roseville Police Department With…

Follow Sacramento Parent