Finding the right gift can be a bit stressful, at least for me. However, I have found that a nice up-to-date family photo is a good start for parents and grandparents. I made these photo plaques for my parents, in-laws and grandparents, and I love how EASY they were to make, and how cute they turned out.
To make the photos, I went to Walmart.com and made a print collage (this is not an affiliate link, I just found their service to be quick and easy). You can either have them printed at your nearest Walmart and then pick them up in an hour, or you can have them shipped to your home within a few days. I opted to pick mine up a few hours after I ordered them.
Then, I found a 5×7 plaque and some mini knobs to use as a stand for the back.
Then, using a hot glue gun, I attached the knob to the back. Make sure to glue the knob very close to the bottom so it’s more stable when it stands.
After the glue hardens, paint the whole thing black.
My wood was a bit rough, so I sanded it down a little bit, and gave the edges an antique look with the sandpaper.
Then, decoupage your photo onto the plaque. My photo was a bit big, so I sliced about a 1/8″ off each long side using my paper cutter. Apply a generous amount of decoupage glue to the back of the photo and onto the front of the plaque.
So easy, so cute!
Happy crafting :)
What a great idea. I love how easy it is to do! thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty
This is so smart and simple. It looks great! Thanks for sharing.
Thank you very much!
Bethany, you and your family are adorable!!
Beth @ The First Year Blog
Thanks so much, Beth!
Great tutorial… you have a beautiful family!
I LOVE this idea Bethany! This is the best kind of gift for grandparents! My family loves to get photos so I’ll have to try this the next time I need a gift idea. Pinning right now!
Thank Carrie! It was easy, and the grandparents loved them :) Thanks for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment )
What a GREAT idea! I so love it.
Be blessed, Beckie
Thanks so much, Beckie!