This awesome little project is actually a brainchild from favorite boyfriend... basically, I was looking for a container to hold some craft supplies and I ended up with a papier mache, plain box from Hobby Lobby for a couple of bucks (maybe $3?) and since I was thinking about keeping paint chips in it, fave boyfriend suggested turning it into a Rubik's Cube... with paint chips! And the challenge was on...
Here's how you can make your own!
- Lots of paint chips... (I used reds, blues, greens, yellows, and purples)
- Mod Podge and brush (I used the glossy kind)
- 1-inch square paper punch
- Papier mache box
Then, pick and side and use your gluestick to start securing the paint chip squares. I wanted mine to look like a Rubik's cube that was almost solved so one row on every side was the color of the side before it (to the left of it). That is, the blue side had a yellow stripe (see it in the picture above and a bit of the yellow side with purple stripe... it's there, I promise!), the yellow side had a purple stripe, the purple side had a green stripe, and the green side had a blue stripe. All of those stripes were about the third row up from the bottom.
Once I glued all the paint chips down, I covered it all in glossy Mod Podge... about two coats and let it dry! (The red top of the box is still drying in the picture... I got a little impatient!)
When I took this bad boy outside to take some pictures, it was pretty humid and my lens fogged up... this is the picture AFTER some Picnik auto-fix action!
But here are some pics from a little later on in the evening when it wasn't quite so yucky!
This project was very cheap - just the cost of the pretty inexpensive box that I was buying anyways (maybe $3 - $4) and then supplies I had on hand and the time consuming part was just punching out the squares... but you can easily do it while watching TV or a movie! Super-easy and I love the result!