She had fun PREPARING for it, and it gave me joy and pleasure to watch HER go through the creative process from beginning to end to make these special gifts, that really cost minimally. We used the Walgreen's app on her phone to order some special prints. She bought a cheap frame, and cheap flip-flops. (We are hot Texas gals this June!) She worked to make it all a special gift:
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Look at this adorable gift that one of my daughter's clever teen friends made for her. She painted the canvase and printed the scripture to post in the center. We haven't hung it yet, because we intend to buy some laminate plastic to seal it inside. Then we will attach the scripture and find a place for it in the house (other than waiting in window by my grand daughter's activity table):
Here is a gift that my Aunt Pearl personalized for me 30 years ago, (again, before Pinterest!). Today, my daughter uses it to keep her manicure supplies. Do you recognize, that it is a tackle box??
They had a blast making this. Birthday present for her friend. First she drew and cut out of a cereal box, the letters, and taped it on the canvas. Then they splash painted with acrylic paints. She glued the photo on (them all painted up) and free handed the heart on it to highlight the photo. Truth is that the edges of the letters were too messy, so they went back over the letters with white. She said next time she tried this splash technique, she would make the letters out of TAPE.