I told you, I was busy this Christmas season. Making many gifts. Including these beauties.
I got the idea from Pinterest.
So I went out looking for the wood. Not as easy as I thought. I found these at Michaels, but realized that it was a bit too big and too heavy for someone to put on their tree.
Then I found these. They were a lightweight balsa; perfect for crafting and hanging on a tree. Plus they weren't too big. Best part was, I got 4 in the package for $4.99. It was the only thing I purchased to make these! BONUS.
When I got them home I painted the wood with a gold shimmery paint. Then I inked the edges with an old black ink pad, so it was a nice, soft border.
Then I Modge Podged the photos onto the wood.
Once they were dry I took old sand paper and roughed up the edges of the photos to give them a more vintage look. I had printed these pictures from the instant Kodak printers you see in Wal-Mart or the grocery store. They're not the highest quality but great for a quick project when you need pictures NOW.
Then I got to embellishing. That was the fun part. I wanted to make sure that they were all different but also traditional.
Jill helped me, of course. I did use a lot of goodies form her stash so it was only fair!
She made this one with the copper flower.
I really liked this blue one. I made the rosette out of ribbon and then used the ribbon on the back.
These two white ones were for my Mum and Gramma. They were so beautiful I didn't want to give them away!
I gave these to all the ladies in my life (Sister in Law, Mum, Gramma and Mother in Law) as a wedding keepsake that they could hang on their Christmas trees every year. Another project that I loved making (and not breaking the bank). They were just so hard to give away!