Monday, February 2, 2009

homemade gift

My sister made these pretty ornaments for another sister this past Christmas. These pictures turned out really lame -- I HATE taking still-lifes of crafts. Sorry :)
The ornament base is simply a clear acrylic stamp base. You can find them at Michaels in the DOLLAR section! Sweet huh? (If you don't know what I'm talking about just head to Michaels. They are about 1/2 inch thick and are used to mount those clear plastic stamps that are popular right now).
All she did was take some double-sided sticky paper, cut it down to size, stuck it on the back of the acrylic stamp base and then stuck on her picture (sized to 2x2 and printed on a regular printer). To hide the back where she attached the ribbon she simply glued on some cute scrapbook paper.
This would be an awesome Super Saturday craft -- very inexpensive and easy to make. If you had any talent in graphic design I think you could make a very pretty 2x2 saying (something traditional like "Families are Forever") and then use that instead of pictures.

1 comment:

Tricia said...

Be warned that the squares aren't exactly 2x2 so you will have to trim the pic down a little. I am not mathmatically smart enough to figure out the measurements:)