June 28, 2009
I am playing along with Cindy's Eye Spy meme each Sunday. This week Mary-Jane, author of the delightful Sweet Emmelie, asked that we show something we have made for a small person.
My something is a photo board that I made a little while ago for Argy. I made it after having a bit of a ICMTFML (I could make that for much less) moment, at a children's boutique. The photoboards were fun, but elegantly simple and the better part of $100.
Now I don't know about you, but my success in the ICMTFML project department has always a bit hit and miss. There is often a very good reason for the $100 price tag. A reason which doesn't become evident until you have made a right royal mess of the project. Or spent $110 on the materials.
On this occasion, though, the construction was simple and the materials, cheap.
I purchased a large low profile canvas from a craft shop and gave it a couple of coats of blue acrylic paint. Next I stretched several stripy grosgrain ribbons across the width and secured them, using a staple gun, at the back. To decorate the board I painted some MDF letters (to spell out Argy's real name) and a car in nice vibrant glossy red and glued these on. The final touch was to add some miniature wooden pegs for holding photos and artwork.
Very easy, very economical and a hit with Argy.
Thank you to Cindy for hosting Eye Spy and to Mary-Janes for the great theme. To discover more creativity, head over here.
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