Awesome Gift Idea

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This is a quick gift that is easily personalized by using a photo representing the receiver. I made these for Christmas gifts and then decided to keep one for myself. I first saw them at Poppy Seed Projects as a display. They weren’t one of their kits but they were so sweet and cut the wood for me while I waited. If you don’t have access to Poppy Seed Projects, Home Depot has wood sheets this size and are happy to cut the pieces for you. The large piece is 12×12 (perfect for a piece of scrapbook paper) and the small piece is 5×5. This photo is by Poppy Seed Projects, but you could also use a family photo or any other favorite photo.

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I started by painting the edges of the raw wood with acrylic paint to match the scrapbook paper I chose. Cut the paper to the right size if it isn’t perfect. Brush mod podge on the large piece then place the paper carefully on top. I use a small wall paper seam roller to smooth the paper from the inside out. It works really well. If there are a few bubbles don’t panic. They will go down as it dries. Do the same thing to the smaller piece while the large piece dries. It’s super easy to make a few of these at the same time.

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Once the pieces are dry and the bubbles have vanished brush mod podge over the top to seal it. Use long even strokes so it looks neat. A few bubbles might appear but they will go down. Don’t panic! I used 3 different types of paper and they all worked well but more bubbles did appear on this one. This paper is embossed and glittered. Once everything is dry I glued the pieces together using E6000. It’s my favorite heavy duty craft glue. Let it set a few hours and you’re done!

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I’m going to be making more of these as gifts, personalizing them to the receiver. Maybe I’ll make more for myself too.

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{ 4 comments… add one }
  • RJ January 16, 2013, 1:23 pm

    This is an awesome idea. This is perfect because I am tying to find a creative way to give my sister a photo of herself when she was younger. On walmart. com you can have a picture mounted for $8.96 (so it can have the 3d effect). So i may have to try this.

  • Aimee J January 16, 2013, 2:40 pm

    great idea! My MIL’s birthday is today and I was going to get her a gift card (hard to buy for) now instead I’ll make this for the temple where she and her hubby were married just over a year ago

  • RJ January 16, 2013, 9:42 pm

    I love this idea. I was looking for a creative way to give my sister this picture of her when she was a little girl.
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  • Andrea January 24, 2013, 9:34 am

    Did you print the photo out on regular paper or photo paper?

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