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« on: December 30, 2010 12:01:53 AM »

I work at a local animal shelter - with dog trainers, in particular. I had no money for Christmas gifts this year, so I decided I was going to make gifts. And I couldn't buy supplies, either. I had to use stuff on-hand. 

I came up with photo ornaments. They are sort of along the "Acordion Balls" ornaments on this page: Recycle and Reuse Christmas Greeting Cards

I used foil wrapping paper that I had in my stash, printed and cropped photos of them with their dogs (or just their dogs if I didn't have a good portrait of them), used old Christmas cards as cardstock bases, and some beads and sequins in my stash. Oh, and some gold sequin glue to add some sparkle.

I wish I had used a different glue - tacky glue doesn't really adhere to foil wrapping paper. They all loved their ornaments, so I guess it was a success, but I don't expect they'll last more than a year or two. We'll see.  Anyway, here are the pics:

The front, with photos of the doggies:

The backs - you can see how they sort of look three-dimensional:

And for the one co-worker who hasn't adopted a dog yet (soon - it's only a matter of time!), I made her a quilled snowflake, which I already posted about here:

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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2010 08:24:05 PM »


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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2011 07:46:03 AM »

I like this idea you've created. I have many friends with pets, that's a wonderful and personalized gift. I've been doing ornaments using juice can lids as a base, this idea would definitely work. Thanks for sharing!

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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2011 04:07:42 AM »

I had to make small gifts for less than 80 employees. They expect nothing, but they appreciate being reminded. Last year, I gave a bag of microwave popcorn with a label attached by a ribbon
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