Thursday, July 24, 2014

Building A Family Tree

I bothered most of my family a little bit to get family pictures for this family tree. This will be displayed at my Grandma's 90th birthday party next month.

I was fortunate to find a giant piece of poster board for .75 at an outlet store. It worked perfect as my canvas. I gathered sticks from outside and family photos from Facebook and emails.

This is the end result. I think it will look very nice as a party decoration for my Grandma's party.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Magnet Party Favors

I decided to make magnet party favors for my Grandma's upcoming 90th birthday party. I started with 50 bottle caps (thanks DH). Then spray painted the backs. I made 1" circled photos for Grandma when she was younger and printed them on photo paper. I punched out the photos and let the fun in sue.

Painted bottle caps.

Put a good few squirts of hot glue in the cap.

Placed the photo in the cap.

Waited for them to dry and cool.

Then I Mod Podged the photo.

And waited for them to dry.

This is where a new fun adventure came along. I ran out of Mod Podge and decided to try a homemade version. Check that story out here.(coming soon)

My homemade Mod Podge caps weren't as shiny as I liked, so I added a coat of clear coat nail polish to them.


They dried nicely.

Then I glued  tiny magnets on their back.

Viola! Wonderful party favors.