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« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2009 03:03:15 AM »

These are all really great ideas, my to cents would be a scrabook page for each person. You can buy the papers and embellishments in bulk or at discount stores and each page could be themed around your photos and to suit the recipient.

It's a little different from the standard photo on the wall.
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« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2009 07:05:15 PM »

so it's not the absolute cheapest thing on the planet, but i've been in love with this ever since it was posted:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=278351.0
Personally, I'm doing it for my grandparents this year. I bought trays for about a dollar each at the thrift store, bought a sheet of mosaic glass and grout, plus i've always got clear broken glass lying around because I'm clumsy. Pretty cheap for me!
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« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2009 07:42:29 PM »

Those alphabet block magnets are GREAT!  I knew I bought those blocks for a reason!
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« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2009 05:32:57 PM »

Last year I saw a post with a barn star.  I loved it and decided to make my own.  Looking for the post to link it Ihttp://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=282950.0

At the time I didn't see the tutorial (sorry I didn't take pictures of my own) so I used a paste I found at Michaels (not sure the name but it was similar to mod podge) to paint my images and protect them.  I then put them in water and was able to remove the paper backing to make them thinner. 

I found the barn stars at a local Amish market and they were only about $4 each.  I decorated the stars with the pictures and the tissue paper they sell at the craft store meant for mod deco podge.  I mod podged everything on to the star.  I then used puffy paint to outline and secure the edges of each image.  I also used the paint to outline the star points.  The final touch was some star brads that I bought and removed the tacks from that I glued to the center of the star.

I wish I had photos it is hard to explain.  I was really pleased with the result and even made my cousin nearly cry when she opened hers.  Total cost for each was under $10 but they were so personal and took so much time they we worth so much more!

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« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2009 12:22:05 PM »

That's gorgeous, Kayvee!
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« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2009 05:56:52 PM »

Heres another idea you can scan your photos into your computer print them out on iron on transfer paper and make them into pillows.
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« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2009 07:38:50 PM »

Well if you can swing buying fabric printer paper you can print out a one year calender with your family photo one it Then sew a nice back on it. I am making a bible cover out of this material with photos for my step father in law  but I am ironing plastic to it to protect it.
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« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2009 11:01:04 PM »

You can't go wrong with framed photos for family, especially with kids in the picture.

Also, most grandparents are suckers for anything with their grandkids on it. You could make t-shirts/sweatshirts of your picture by printing it on iron-on transfer paper. I can't really imagine my parents wearing these in the same way, so it depends on the family, but I know that my grandparents love them.

My aunt makes a family calendar every year with family photos.

Lots of great ideas have been already suggested, but... photo keychain?

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« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2009 06:31:18 PM »

Someone a couple of years ago did this project and posted their results here, and they were gorgeous.  They were glass ornaments with family pictures inside.  If I remember correctly, she decorated with some extra stuff around the topper, and also did some snowflakes etched on the glass and may have used some faux snow (or beads?) on the inside too, and they looked lovely.  It's been on my to do list for awhile myself.

http://www.bfranklincrafts.com/CraftIdeas/CraftIdea-HeirloomOrnament.pdf
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