Thursday, December 22, 2011

Magnetic Photo Board

Yesterday I spent a most delightful afternoon with my youngest grand daughter Kelly. She was wanting to make a handmade Christmas gift for her best friend. Something special from the heart. So we went through my many cutting files from Treasure Box Designs and settled on this cute robot file. (It's an older file from the store that was later given out as a freebie.)
We did two girl robots to represent her and her friend, and we did them in their favorite colors.
Kelly wanted a way for her bestie to display photos that could be changed out at different times, rather than have a photo in a permanent frame. So we came up with this idea of a magnetic photo board.
The metal board is spray painted a semi glossy black and is self standing so it can be displayed on a student desk or shelf. We added tags with their names on it to match the robots.
We did some doodling here and there and added buttons for personality!
We also added white highlights to make the metal parts look shiny and more robot like. We plan on making more magnets for different seasons and occasions so they can be changed whenever her bestie changes photos. We love the way it turned out! I can't wait to get together and spend more time with my grand daughter crafting. Be sure and check out all of the Treasure Box Designs cutting files and carve out some time to craft for yourself and your loved ones. Happy Holidays!

3 comments:

Romaine said...

Awww, Karel this is so cute!

Annel said...

What a great Idea....love it.

velta said...

Hello Karel!!! This is such a cute idea...I am so certain that your GD really loved this and what fun to spend with her! Wishing you and yours the very best of Christmases and a Happy New Year too!!!