Last year I made picture frames for my three best friends. I got the actual frames from the dollar store, they were just plain white frames. I modge-podged (proper term?
) several colors of bright tissue paper on the frames as a background. I put glitter glue on top of the tissue paper. Each of my friends have something they really like, one liked fashion, one liked cooking and Orlando Bloom, one liked shopping. I got pictures and headlines from magazines (like BEAUTIFUL, AMAZING, and some good pictures of Orlando Bloom, food, designer labels, shoes... ) and modge-podged those on each frame too. You can also hot glue beads and gems on the frame if you want. I framed a really nice picture of all of us with scrapbook paper as the background and surrounded the picture with friendship quotes (cut from ANOTHER scrapbook paper). On the back of the frame, I wrote each of them a letter about what a good friend they were and where I thought they'd be 20 years from now. They loved
them and have them in their rooms.
Though I put a lot of time and thought into them, the actual cost per frame was no more than $2-3 (the frames-$1, the scrapbook paper-$1.. I had glue, magazines and tissue paper on hand but I bought some beads and wire for each frame in the shape of a shoe, heart and star). Basically, scour the craft store and the dollar store for anything cute to use.
I wish I had a picture of one because I don't feel I described them adequately.