I wanted to share with you all a Christmas gift that I gave to my brother and sisters family…but it can be passed as a birthday or even a mother’s day gift. It’s a pretty easy project and only cost me about $20 but made a bigger impression than that. Excuse the quality of the photos…I took them with my iphone.
This was the first time in a couple of years that I had taken photos of both sets of my brother and sister’s families so I wanted to put something together with the photos I took of them. But the usual calendar, book, accordian book, etc just seemed like something I had already given them before so I wanted to step up the creativity a little more. Thanks to Pinterest, I got this idea and ran with it.
Here we go:
I changed all of my photos to black and white to have consistency throughout the letter…
The letter “S” is the first letter in my brother’s last name. You can pick these bad boys up at Hobby Lobby or any other craft store I imagine. This particular one came from Hobby Lobby.
Materials I used: Scotch Tape (to tape the photos down). I’m sure glue works too but I didn’t want to be stuck if I made a mistake.
Once the photos were all taped down, use Mod Podge as a sealant for the photos. I used a pretty generous amount. It’s white but it will turn clear once it dries.
Place the photos along the letter. The “S” was a little tricky because of how curvy it is. With your finger, press the photos down along the edge….
…and you get this crease!
I cut along that crease to match up with the face of the “S.”
Cut. Tape. Repeat. Until you have a completed letter! Now it’s time to mod podge the entire face of the “S” to give your letter a nice finished look.
I think this will be good to either hang, or set up on a side table or be used for any other type of decor. Here’s a little side view…
I also did an “H” for my sisters last name. The “H” was a little easier because of the square edges but I still loved the way it turned out.
Overall time spent on making each letter was less than an hour.
Oh, and we celebrated Christmas with my immediate family this past Sunday, so don’t worry…they’ve already seen their gifts. 😉