Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Event Picture Frame on the Cheap

Ya'll know I'm crafty but I'm also a cheapskate and I'll do whatever I can to do something nicely, but be frugal about it.

For Daredevil's preschool end of the year pot-luck, we thought it'd be fun to do a picture frame for parents, kiddos and friends to take pictures. I wanted it to be lightweight so the kids could hold it, but sturdy so it wouldn't flap around. Here's what I came up with..

Things you'll need:
Exacto knife
Paint & brush
Heavy poster size foam board (can get for 40-50% off at Hobby Lobby, depending on the sale)
Any embellishments you want to use (we used his school's letters) 
Hot glue gun/gorilla glue/heavy duty tape

We traced the shape we wanted onto the poster board and then we used the exacto knife to cut it out. 

Then we painted it!

Once it was all dry, we affixed the embellishments- or in our case, the letters. We used hot glue but anything should work to hold the embellishments in place. 

It was used for the school potluck and on the last day of school. It was a quick, fun project that had super cute results - and by quick I mean that we had it drying all within a half hour!

1 comment:

KoPogo said...

I really hope that's the same loft that I remember from when I went to UHP eons ago. I think we have a picture of it somewhere :-) Looks like your little daredevil is having a blast!