Memories Picture Display

Memories Picture Display
4x4 Wood Block Craft
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If you are looking for a simple and elegant new way to display your photos - look no further than this simple 4x4 block craft idea! You can change the lettering to fit the occasion - and it would also make a great gift for Anniversaries or Holidays. Unleash your creativity and turn a plain piece of wood into a treasured memory keeper. Enjoy this fun photo display craft!

Difficulty: Easy


4x4 Wood block

Craft Paint

Foam Brush

Craft wire

Needle Nose Pliers

Vinyl or Die Cut letters

Sand Paper



Start by marking your holes for drilling on the top side of the block. You will want them to be at least 3-4 inches apart and if your block is as long as mine (10 inches) you will want roughly 3 holes, one in front and 2 in back for the wire. Using a smaller drill bit, drill all hole about an inch deep in the block.

Next Paint all sides of the block, even the bottom and set aside to dry.

Once the Paint is dry, lightly sand edges (optional) with a small piece of sandpaper or handsander. Wipe with a slightly damp towel any dust remaining off of the block to prepare for vinyl lettering. Add vinyl using a squeegee or card, or if you use die cut letters apply lettering using Mod Podge and set aside to dry. 

Next, cut wire roughly 7 inches long to leave enough length for curling (this is what holds the picture in place so you want enough wire to curl the ends at least 3 times.) After all 3 wires are cut set aside and spray block with glossy finishing spray (optional). Then, insert wires into block using pliers to curl the end of the wire. Now your cute little block is ready to display your favorite pics!


About The Author

Jenny Newman is a devoted wife and mother who enjoys creating new projects, patterns, and activities and crafting meaningful home-made treasures.  Her signature crafting style is simple, affordable and fun!  We hope you enjoy Jenny's crafts and patterns as much as we do.