DIY Moments: Vol. 18 No. 4

Celebrate the woman who gave you everything with a meaningful DIY gift.  This photo box is inexpensive and easy to make, yet goes the extra mile to show Mom how much she means to you.


What You’ll Need


Step 1

Choose and print your photo.  If you are using the small photo box, a standard 5″ x 7″ photo is recommended.

Step 2

Cut vellum paper to the size of your photo, and cut decorative paper (we used Garden Party Flat Wrap) to fit the inside of your box.

Step 3

Use tape runner along the back edges of the decorative paper and adhere it to the inside of the box.

Step 4

Write a message on your vellum paper using a gel pen.

Step 5

Use tape runner along the back edges of the vellum paper and attach to the front of your photo.

Step 6

Flip photo (with attached vellum paper) over and apply two layers of foam squares to the back.  Place squares in the center of the paper and in each corner.

Step 7

Flip photo back over and carefully place in the center of the box.

Step 8

Punch three hydrangea flowers, two circles, and two leaves with the paper of your choosing (we used Garden Party Flat Wrap, white paper, and mint paper, respectively)

Step 9

Attach flowers at center with Zots, staggering the petals as you stack them.

Step 10