Good morning, sunshine! Hope you have remembered to wear sunscreen and bugspray this week - we would hate for you to be miserable at craft camp. Today we have a project that would be perfect if you have a few unused photos lying around, and some stray bits of pretty stuff, like paper and ric-rac.
That's right: personalized photo pins/buttons/badges. Perfect for reunions, camp, or a party of any kind.
For this crazy fun craft you will need:
- Some sort of base or backing for the pin, like a circle of chipboard, or a clean plastic lid from a milk or juice carton
- photos, patterned paper, cardstock
- bits of ephemera or pretty stuff like buttons, ric-rac, glitter
- stamps and Staz-on ink, if you would like to add words
- glue, like craft glue or hot glue
- pin backs
- circle punches, scissors, and a paper trimmer
This is really an "anything goes" type of project, so have fun! Kelly used photos of her dog relatives to make some great pins, and created a cameo by taking sillouette photos of her oldest son Luke and then tracing the outline onto chipboard. That would be a fun activity for a family reunion - guess the sillouette or ancestor? This would also be adorable with baby pictures of grown-ups or vintage family pictures or just the funniest photo of yourself that you can find.
After you decide on the photos, layer on cardstock, or use a 1" strip of patterned paper to fan fold for a ruffled collar. Buttons and ric-rac are always an option. Use what you have for these mini-masterpieces!
Once you have your design glued together, attach a pin back and wear your badge proudly. Much snappier than those "Hello My Name Is" sticker badges, don't you think?
And what is on the treat menu for today? S'mores cookies, of course. These are from Martha Stewart's Everyday Food. All the gooey goodness and no campfire needed! http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/smores-cookies
(Kelly made these at home, but they weren't very photogenic. They taste just like S'mores - and are really fun to eat.)
Don't stay up all night playing tricks on your bunk-mates. We'll see you tomorrow for another fun day of crafting.
P.S. Thanks to Angie for all the great photos of our projects this week. She's amazing with a camera!