Clever design offers a wealth
of personalization possibilities.
Design by BJ Dyer, AIFD, AAF
Once you’ve mastered the technique of measuring and laminating photos
for use in clear cube vases, you’ll find the possibilities for wedding
and event décor are endless. Choose photos of the happy couple from
throughout their childhoods and courtship, or wow guests at the
post-wedding breakfast with images taken at the nuptials the night
A cube vase works best for this technique because it adds dimension and
interest, as opposed to the smooth finish of a photo pressed against
rounded glass. The image should fill the vase so that it appears
completely integrated and not as if it is floating in the container.
Using a piece of paper, measure the length needed to create the desired
tension from opposite corner to opposite corner of the glass. On this
same piece of paper, measure the height from the container’s base to its
lip. Subtract one-half inch from the width and height measurements to
obtain the finished photo size. Laminate the photo so that the laminated
trim extends one-quarter inch around the entire photo.
Insert two photos on the diagonal, and place your floral design in the
center. Voila! A floral photo cube that is easy to create and change.
Experiment with images beyond photos, such as company logos for
corporate events or children’s artwork for charity fundraisers.
MATERIALS: amaryllises (Hippeastrums) courtesy of the Netherlands
Flower Bulb Information Center; Square Vase from Syndicate Sales; Oasis®
Waterproof Tape from Smithers-Oasis. To contact these companies, see
“Product Source Guide”.
Curve the laminated photo,
which has been measured
and trimmed into the cube,
extending corner to corner.
Curve a second laminated
photo from corner to corner
so that its image faces out
the opposite direction.
Place the parallel hand-tied bundle of amaryllises between the
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