20 minute crafter. cute photo gift for 50cents!

Today's 20 Minute Crafter is Julie from Joy's Hope.

Say Hello to Julie!
Her craft is super cute and easy...I made a few...just haven't had time to photograph them...so pretend you saw mine and that they were super cute...okay?

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Would you believe me if I told you that you could make A.Maz.Ing gifts for less than 50 cents each? (By the way... why don't keyboards have cent signs?)

Seriously, 50 cents.

Take that crappy economy!

Here's what you need to make eighteen gifts.
Why eighteen? Why not eighteen?

A six foot long 1x6 pine board from Lowes or Home Depot cut into 4 inch pieces.
(Bat your eyelashes at the nice lumber man. He just might cut it for you.)
Black paint
Mod Podge
Wire edge ribbon
Foam brush
Staple gun
Cute xeroxed pic of your family, preferably taken by DrewB.

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After you or nice lumber man cut your wood, paint each piece and sides black.

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Trim your picture. The board is actually a bit less than 6 inches wide. False advertising.
Put a thin even coat of Mod Podge on the board.
Lay your picture on top and smooth out all creases and bubbles.

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Cut a 10 inch piece of ribbon.
Admire the cuteness.

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Staple the ribbon to the back.
If you want to be fancy, cut a piece of felt the same size and glue it on to hide the mess.
If you are lazy (like me) just write 2009 on it and call it good enough.

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Hang the cuteness.
How easy was that?
Give one or a few to your in-laws, your grandparents, the mailman, whoever.
You made eighteen.
No need to be choosy.

Have fun with these. They are my new obsession.

Peace out girl scouts!


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Wouldn't they make Valentines? Or birthday gifts for Grandmas?
Mine aren't quite to the photographing stage. :)

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11 comments:

La TempĂȘte said...

Another great idea! Thanks!

MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

Awesome idea! I love this

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

Twice a week I do crafts with some of the young girls in my neighborhood, this would be perfect for them. Thanks for the cute idea!

Heather@ theherberfamily.blogspot.com said...

That's great looking!

Don't forget to include it in Talented Tuesday's Link Party at My Frugal Family!

http://theherberfamily.blogspot.com/2010/01/talented-tuesday.html

Megan said...

LOVE it!

And love this craft segment!

Mrs. Scrimp said...

These are super cute! Is the photo just xeroxed onto regular printer paper?

Kandi said...

That's a really cute idea! Thanks for sharing!

Jingle said...

This is super cute! What a great gift, too!

Summer Rose Scrapbooks said...

OMG I am all about photo decor, and this is so cool and easy looking! I love it!

Corinna
www.myscrapbooklife.com

missy said...

Oh My Gosh.......AWESOME!!!!!!
I LOVE IT!!!!!!

Maggie said...

I love this craft idea! You did a great job with it. I'll have to make one of my own!

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