Tuesday, March 8, 2011

DIY: 10 Minute Framed Photo Gift

Having been homeroom mom and/or team mom more times than I have been able to keep track of over the last 15 years, I have come up with some fast, easy, inexpensive and always appreciated teacher and/or coach gifts.  This is one I just did for our awesome Aggie coach, thought I would share...

I started with this frame and set of stickers I picked up on a recent trip to Target (who doesn't LOVE Target?)... the frame was $6.00 and the EK Success stickers were $1.99.  Just be sure the frame has some kind of large flat surface...


Then I whipped out my ever trusty Mod Podge and a foam brush... no need to even use a paper plate, just dip the brush directly into the Mod Podge bottle.


I used the letter stickers to spell out the word AGGIES and found a couple of basketball/team themed stickers in my existing scrapbook sticker stash... since they already stick, I didn't need a base coat of Mod Podge, just put them directly onto the frame.  With the foam brush I put a medium layer of Mod Podge over the entire front of the frame to protect the stickers and keep them in place for all of eternity.

I took the frame to one of our games, and with a fine point Sharpie had the girls each sign the frame with their cute little signatures, popped in a 5 x 7 team picture I had taken at a previous game, and VOILA!


Adorable!  This would be a great project for a teacher, coach, Sunday school teacher, Scout leader... you name it!  This would even work for a wedding gift for a bride or members of a bridal party, with a pic of the wedding party and all their John Hancock's...  It's a perfect personal memento, and in our case takes the place of a card to go along with the SWEET gift card the team purchased for Coach J... for more mad fun Mod Podge project ideas, check out Mod Podge Rocks!

12 comments:

Dyche Designs said...

Neat idea.

Della said...

You rock! That is an awesome idea! I'll have to pass this on to my oldest daughter. My grandkids are of sporting age, and are involved in whatever sport is in season! Kandi is a paper crafter, cards and scrapbooks, so this is something she can really get into!

CremeMagnolia said...

Now what a cleaver idea! I would never have thought of that...and I actually own all the materials you listed!

Paige (Final Clothes-Out) said...

Fun! I love a good picture frame!

My Life Under the Bus said...

Very cute!

TheForestFaery said...

I love it- fantastic idea!

I always love having signatures on things. It makes them so much more personal!

Hugs,
Taylor Lynn <3

Dana said...

That's really cute. I love making frames!
Found you on EBT!

Sending some love from http://danasaurrrr.blogspot.com

Cheers,
Dana

brittany leigh said...

what a cute idea! i am a huge fan of modge podge as well!

found you on EBT happy to be a new follower :)

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

What a fun project...and so personal :)
I've been having lots of fun making laser engraved picture frames lately!

OnePerfectDay said...

Great idea!
Quick and versatile too!

Annette said...

Great idea! I think I could even do it!!

Heather said...

Very cute idea!

Heather

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