This DIY Photo Gift Is An Optical Illusion — It's Actually 2 Pictures In 1!

It's all a matter of perspective — is the glass half full or half empty? Is someone running down the hill or up the hill? The picture seen here also plays off this concept — depending on the angle, you see either a young woman or a little girl. Learn how to make your own two-sided picture so you can impress your friends with this nifty optical illusion, and it also makes for a great homemade gift!

You'll Need:

  • 2 equally sized pictures
  • 8 triangular sticks
  • a piece of cardboard
  • hot glue gun & glue stick
  • craft glue

Here's How:

1. Cut the pictures into 1 inch wide strips. It's best to trace the appropriate lines in pencil on the back of the image and use a ruler and a utility knife to cut each strip.

2. Glue the triangular sticks side-by-side along the wide side of the cardboard so that the pointed edges are facing up.

3. Glue the photo strips (in the right order!) to the wooden sticks using craft glue. The photo strips from the first picture will be glued to the left side of each triangular stick. The photo strips from the second picture will be glued to the right side of each triangular stick.

Now all you need is a snazzy picture frame and you're ready to hang your masterpiece on the wall!

Thanks to the optical illusion of the wooden sticks, you will see—depending on whether you looking at the picture from the left or from the right—the first or second picture.

So the next time you're torn between two pictures and can't decide which one to hang on the wall, you can now hang them both at the same time! You can also find the DIY instructions for the bonus video photo cube, as well as 6 other great craft ideas for gifts with a personal touch here: 7 Tricks That Will Win Over Anyone’s Heart in an Instant!


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