In her new book, Oh Joy! 60 Ways to Create & Give Joy, Oh Joy! blogger Joy Cho offers an inventive way to share a favorite photo, image, or message with a friend (including members of your bridal party!). Turn it into a puzzle comprised of blocks, which can be sent in the mail for an interactive surprise.
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Credit: Casey Brodley


  • A photo that will look good in a square format
  • Nine 1-inch wooden blocks
  • Clear gesso
  • Mailing tube


  1. Print the photo so that you have a 3 x 3-inch image area. Cut the photo into nine 1-inch square pieces.
  2. Brush gesso on one side of a block, then brush gesso on the back of one photo section and set it in place on the block. Repeat with the other eight blocks.
  3. Let set for 24 hours.
  4. Place the blocks in a cardboard mailer and send them to someone who will be delighted!
Credit: Casey Brodley


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