9.17.2009

Romantic Rubik's Cube

I'm super excited about today's post because I put A LOT of work into it. I have a backache to prove it (from leaning over this project for several hours yesterday). So, if I only get a few comments on this baby, I'm afraid I'll do something drastic (....like delete this blog!) :)

I thought I'd break away from my traditional posting and do an actual tutorial for all you who like a fun craft project now and then. Here it is, my friends. Enjoy!


{I plan to open a "Love Actually Boutique" soon...watch for these!}






So, it's really not very hard...just takes a little bit of time, but it turned out so cute (although, I am biased.) Unfortunately, I'm not a rubik's master, so until I am, this will be proudly displayed on a bookshelf in my office.

This project does not have to be limited to wedding pictures...obviously, BUT, be creative!

This would be great for:

- Stocking Stuffer
- Home Decoration
- Gift for a spouse who enjoys puzzles
- Bridal shower or small wedding gift (using pics of the couple)
- Father's Day/Mother's Day


Black & White Photos could make this really classy...

What would YOU use this project for?

79 comments:

Becky said...

This is quite possibly the coolest idea ever! One of our friends is getting married next June and I am going to keep this in mind for her! Thanks!

Chelsea said...

Looks great...now if only I had a cube on hand!

Tiffanie said...

Ahhh, I love it! Super cute.

How-To Gal said...

Cher this is AWESOME!! Can I feature you on my blog??

Alexa said...

My husband was just saying he wanted a rubics cube. Now I can give him a personalized one!

Cher said...

thanks for your comments, ladies!! Alexa--that's perfect! i'm sure you're hubby would be nicely surprised (especially if he already wanted one!)

How-To Gal said...

Posted! Thanks again :)

Kiirsty said...

I've been looking for a gift for a certain someone, and you're a genius! This is perfect. Thanks so much. I looove this blog!

One Happy Family said...

PERFECT! We even had an old cube in the toy chest. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Courtney Rae said...

I think this is a cute little idea. I would definitely just use it for deocration purposes due to the fact that it's not 1987 and I have NO idea how to even begin solving a rubiks cube.

Cher said...

Ya, Ditto, Courtney.

And, again, I can't thank you all enough for your comments...makes me feel like a 5 year old at Christmas!...or something. :) Keep em comin!

Jack, Michelle, and Logan said...

I am LOVING this idea! I am so gonna try it for his birthday in a couple of weeks! I got him a rubix cube for Christmas last year and he hasn't touched it, so maybe this will inspire you! I love your gift ideas. I made him a rice crispy treat hershey kiss the other night and he loved it!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic idea! Your husband is super lucky.

Audra McKell Campbell said...

That is so amazing! Most creative idea I think I've seen

Shalay said...

Way cool!!! I think I might have to go and do this really soon. I try to do something cute and sweet for my husband at least once a month and this would absolutely qualify!! I have so many fun ideas for it now. I could do it with the baby pictures I just took of my friends baby!! Thanks so much for this!!

Natalie Willmore said...

I have been visiting your site for a while and had yet to comment even though I have loved EVERYTHING you have done. But this tops it all. My husband loves the Rubix Cube and says he loved it as a child.
This would be the most perfect stocking stuffer for Christmas. I'm always brainstorming cute ideas for Christmas...and this is it! Thank you!

Ashley and Jeremy said...

LOVE this idea :) thanks!

Aubrey said...

I love it! I think it would be perfect for father's day with the kids' pictures on it (even better if you have 6 kids). Can't wait to try it!

Melissa said...

I am sooooo doing that! I love it! Hmmmm....my husband's birthday is coming up...but it'd be a great anniversary gift...we fell in love when I spent hours teaching him how to do a rubiks cube...it would be a great back to our beginings reminder. Thanks!

Scott and Manda said...

My husband solves a rubiks cube in under 2 minutes, so this will be a cute way to make it a bit more challenging for him! I think I'll take your suggestion of using it as a stocking stuffer this year... :)
Thanks for this post!

Orange Juice said...

WOW I love this! This might make a great anniversary gift this year since we have ZERO money.

Cook Family said...

YOU are a gorgeous bride! You are so creative and talented and I love this idea. Did you say a "love actually boutique???" I may go bankrupt!!!

Andrea said...

Oh my gosh, I'm pretty much in LOVE with this idea. It is soooo cute and actually seems like it is something I could do!! I love it! I will absolutely be doing that and I'm not a Rubuk's cube master either (or even someone who can do it at all) so I will not be messing this up ever!!! thanks for the ideas! I love them!!

The Phone Queen said...

Super cute idea. My husband is super hard to shop for this sounds like it would make a great stocking stuffer for him!

Jenn and Family said...

So so cute!! I love it!

Krystal said...

My husband loves Rubiks cubes, and he is really good at them. This would be a cute idea for Christmas. Does the cube still twist, after you modge-podge glue the pictures on?

Cher said...

Krystal---it does still twist. I let the modge-podge dry for about 5 minutes, and then I twisted just to break up the glueyness that got down inside. And then after it was all finished, I kept twisting every hour or so just to make sure it really didn't get stuck. Luckily, modge-podge isn't a super bonder.

Melody said...

So cute! I just saw rubix cubes at Michaels in the dollar area. Great gift!

DesignDazzle.blogspot.com said...

My son solves rubik cubes very quickly. I think he would really enjoy this. Thanks so much for all the work on the post. I know sometimes it is so nice to read comments...especially on a post you worked so hard on.
Toni

krystind said...

I love your blog. After I found it, I read through ALL of your old posts. I get very excited when you post new things! and this is a super cute idea!!! I would love to hear more about your Love Actually boutique!!!

Becky said...

I love this idea! It turned out adorable!

Josh and Emily said...

My husband loves rubik's cubes and his is so warn the colors are all fading- I would love to replace it with a personalized one for him.

Michael said...

I'm glad my wife doesn't know about this blog, because I'm totally doing this for her for Christmas! We decided to do a home made Christmas this year, and I've been having trouble coming up with ideas. Love Rubix cube rocks!! One change I will make to feel more masculine as I do this though, is to use JB Weld to put the pictures on. :)

TwoHeartsTogether said...

wow that is cool!

Cher said...

hahaha--Michael, I'm glad your wife doesn't know either. I'm sure she'll love this...and how impressed will she be that you did this for her?! Good luck with the JP Weld!

KandK said...

My husband at one time knew how to solve this thing....I think for our 20th anniversary (next summer) I will make one and put pictures of us on it of some of our favorite times together! Thanks so much!!

Shari said...

oh, I might use this for my hubby AND for Christmas gifts for our parents. I'll use pictures of the two kids for a couple sides, pictures of me and my hub for a couple sides, and maybe cute sayings or something for the other two! I'll check my Michaels' dollar bin. :D

Kathryn said...

WOW! I love this! You are so creative!! :)

Katie said...

Oh my gosh, what a cute idea! i will definitely keep this in mind for gifts!

Courtney Rae said...

p.s. I bought a Rubiks cube this weekend... $1 at Michael's - SCORE. I can't wait to get started on this project.

Fish Family said...

My husband IS a Rubik cube master, so I think this would be a great little romantic gift for him! I love this blog, so fun!

Courtney Rae said...

Quick question. Did you use regular paper for this project or did you use photo paper?

Cher said...

Photo paper....it works better than regular paper I thought.

Marie said...

Super cute! And I love the idea of kids' photos. Black and white baby photos would be great for a nursery decoration.

Michelle at Her Cup Overfloweth said...

this is an AWESOME idea!

Shahny said...

I'm totally using this for my friends' fifth anniversary in Dec. Thank you so much!

Krissi said...

I heart it so much! Thanks for posting!

PS - found this via TipJunkie!

caroline said...

Cool idea! Now I'm trying to remember where it was that I saw cubes at last week (Hobby Lobby?)! My husband asked for a rubik's cube a few years ago for Christmas, I got him one, but this would be a neat one to add to his collection, maybe with my kids' pictures on them.

Ethan, Natalie, & Camilla Berry said...

Amazing!!! I am in LOVE with this idea!! I have been searching for a gift for my brother (he'll be away for 2 years) that would hold pictures of his nieces and nephew and this is PERFECT for him because he is a rubiks cube master!!! Thanks SO much for sharing this idea!! I know he will just LOVE it!!

Forever and a Day said...

That is seriously one of the coolest things I have ever seen, and easy! Thanks for sharing! I will probably use it for Christmas gifts!

Davis Family said...

I totally love this little craft! My husband is a big-time nerd, and I know he'll love it when I make one of these for him for Christmas. :) Thanks for the idea!

myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

awesome idea! thanks for sharing!
gail

MStevenson said...

Mega nerdy, but I love it! My husband and I can both solve the cube, so this would be a new challenge. :)

Morgan and Emily said...

I am about to make these. What type of adhesive do you recommend to adhere the pictures on to the little squares? I don't want them to pop off. Thanks so much for the great idea. I come from a Rubik's cube family and these will be great.

Sarah said...

I made one for my hunny for his stocking... I used a cheap dollar store rubix cube and some pictures I took of his favorite parts of my body... So much fun! GREAT idea!

Angela said...

I am totally making this for my boyfriend for valentines day! I am also making one of me and my brother for my mom! Great idea! Love it! So glad I found your blog

Mikel*Sage said...

Hey! I thought we were share our attempt: http://foutchcoutch.blogspot.com/2010/01/rubiks-cube-craft.html

Thanks!

Deanna said...

Just saw this idea from "Make it and Love it"! And I think I am "In LOVE" with it!!! I MUST find a rubics cube, and FAST!!!

Deanna said...

Sorry - wrong website...saw this on "Today's Giveaway". :) Thanks for sharing, again!

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Anne J said...

This looks great!

Shelli said...

Okay, my boys are Rubik's cube fanatics, and they collect them! I never know what to get them for these types of holidays, but pics of themselves and their family and friends would be perfect! What a clever idea...I'm so glad others like you share their ideas that I wasn't able to think of!

miriam.plass said...

this is great! My Hubby LOVES his rubiks cube and works on it all of the time. This will give it a great twist and be very cute as well!! Thanks!

Carrie said...

This is soooooo CLEVER! I love it :D

I will have to post and link to this on my blog! Very nicely done!

Thank you :D

the hansens said...

so cute i can't wait to make one!!!!!!

Mama Apes... said...

Oh i can't wait to get started!!!

Erickson Fam said...

this is awesome! I will be making one really soon!

Tedi said...

My husband is big into rubiks cube and I showed him this and he really wanted me to make him one. Maybe this summer when I have more time on my hands. Thanks for the tutorial!

lk said...

Thanks for this cute idea! I made it today for my hubby for our anniversary. I saved time by using spray adhesive on the whole pictures, then cutting with an exacto knife down each groove, then mod podging. It's not as perfect looking as cutting out each square, but I had limited time (I procrastinated), so it helped!

Christine Peterson said...

Super cute idea! Thanks for sharing! I'll totally make this :)

kratika said...

awesome idea...i loved it!!!..thanks for sharing..wanted to know ,did you cut each square sized portion nd then stick them respectively??..u used glue to stick them or do we need anything so that it lasts longer????

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This is the greatest blog ever! I love making things, and we're ALWAYS on a budget. This cube will be perfect for an anniversary gift!

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