We had a bit of an early [partial] Christmas this year with my brother, sister-in-law and nephew from Colorado. Although it was early, it helped me manage my time to avoid burning the midnight oil the week before Christmas, scrambling to finish all my handmade gifts. For my nephew Connor, I made him a little contraption to display his art. I came across the idea from another blog, somewhere on the web, and am feeling guilty that I can't remember where because I want to give credit where credit is due. The great thing about this gift is that it can be personalize which means you can let your creative juices flow!
1 Picture Frame
2 Clothes Pins
Paint and fine point paint brush
Glue (hot glue or Elmer's works fine)
1 Photo (or a small collage of photos...or a sewn photo...or whatever else your creative mind comes up with)
I chose a simple picture frame from IKEA and painted it white. I made a simple gray to paint the phrase "My Art" along the bottom. I then framed put the picture in the frame, glued the clothes pins to either side and bada-bing-bada-boom! I also had the thought to add magnets to the back so it could hang on the fridge, but it was just that...a thought. By the time it needed to be wrapped and under the tree, I didn't have time to go to the store for magnets.
Yay! Connor has grown so much since the picture in the frame was taken. Before we know it he'll be off to art school!