Craft Christmas Gifts - Photo Centers
While perusing the net for fun craft ideas, I found a great little message center craft at the Disney Family Fun website. I thought it would be a great candidate for homemade Christmas gifts.
I decided to make photo centers to hang in the kitchen or bedroom. Instead of the materials suggested in the article, I used new baking sheets, button magnets, super magnets, and magnetic tape, adhesive shelf liner, and two Colorbok page kits. I also used a few pieces of coordinating cardstock, Mod Podge, and some snippets of yarn.
Even using punch-outs from the scrapbook kits, this craft was pretty time consuming--but it was worth it! I created magnets using many of the 3-D stickers and attached magnetic tape to the punch-out frames. I chose two page kits that coordinated well with each other so I would have room to mix and match.
With only two page kits, I was able to make five photo centers--each one with a different look. I used the shelf liner as a background for four of the centers, but for the fifth I used a scrapbook page that matched the colors in my sister's kitchen. I cut the frames and some of the magnets for that one out of cardstock since there were no punch-outs that were the colors that I wanted. I also attached super magnets so it could be displayed on the refrigerator instead of hung on the wall.
I made these gifts for my brothers' and sister's families, my mother-in-law's family, and my grandparents-in-law. Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture of the one I gave my mother-in-law, but the photo centers were all well-received. I really enjoyed making these crafts and I'm extremely glad that the recipients were happy with them!
This is one craft that I look forward to doing again in the future. There are so many ways to change it around that each one is unique. And with so many neat scrapbooking kits out there, the possibilities are endless!