Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Personalized Rubik's Cube

Tim really doesn't have any pics of the fam at his desk at work. I thought making a personalized Rubik's Cube would be a fun way for him to show off his family. I found a tutorial on a blog and tweaked it a little. Here's how I did mine.

First, I measured one little colored square on the cube. If you are using a name brand Rubik's Cube, each square is 16mm x 16mm. I then made a row template 16mm x 48mm (48mm comes from multiplying the the 16 by 3 since there are 3 squares across and down.) Then I picked out 6 pictures for the cube and cut them into a 48mm x 48 mm square.

Next, turn the picture face down and draw out a grid like a tic-tac-toe board using the 16mm x 48mm template.

Cut out the little squares and glue them onto the cube. I used a sticker maker to do this part but a glue stick will work just as well. My cutting was a little off but no big deal.

After all the picture squares are on the cube, use modge podge, or something like that to keep the stickers from peeling up. After sealing each side of the cube, let it dry. Once dried, turn each section a few times to break up any glue residue.

You can actually use the cube to play with or just keep it for show. Some cubes come with a stand to put it on. The picture below is my favorite pic on the cube I made. Have fun!


My Name's Sarah said...

That's AWESOME! I wanna do it.

*~Petra~* said...

How fun! I would never have thought to do that. :)

Mama said...

That is such an AWESOME idea! I love the pictures you choose too. :^)

Benjamin & Kadee said...

Ahhh I love it! I am always looking for things to do with mod-podge!