I was at Target yesterday, in the dollar section, and I found this....
Its one of those photo cubes that Im sure you have seen before. I wanted to make something cute with it but wasnt quite sure what to do. The dollar section didnt offer much inspiration so I headed to Michaels to see what I could come up with.
And here it is.......
I want to live here....or at least visit for a while.
I simply opened the frame and cut a piece of the inside wrapper, since it was already the perfect size to fit in the frame, and hot glued some stickers and embellishments to the paper. I just put a glob of glue down where I wanted the stickers and held them upright until they stayed.
The gingerbread people, house and gumdrops were part of a foam sticker set that I got at Michaels for $1.49. The tree and bushes were a holiday pick that was .49. And the present came out of a pack of 10 for $1.49. Im not sure if you can tell from the picture but I also used regular school glue on the rest of the ground and sprinkled epsom salt to look like snow. Then I carefully put the frame back together.
I just love the way this turned out. My 2 year old daughter stares at it and tells me what she thinks they are saying and Im feeling kinda proud because Im pretty sure I just created a warm and magical Christmas memory for her, and for myself, for less than $5.
Then she looks at me and says, "Lets eat 'em!"
Ah, yes...warm and magical.