Saturday, May 1, 2010

Sunday Share #2...CTR photo blocks

Each year the primary presidency gives a baptism gift. The past few years, they have been giving a white towel tied up with testimonies written by the Young Women in the ward. This year, I wanted to do something different and cheaper (since we have 10 kids turning 8).

I wanted to make each of them a block that said "Choose the Right" on it, but then decided to go a step farther and make it such that they could attach a picture from their baptism day to it...

So this is what I came up with.

I found these blocks at the Wood Connection for $1.25 a piece.
(I'm sure you could buy wood and cut it yourself...but this worked for me)
I painted them in high gloss white, since it was out from all my door and trim painting.

To make the photo holder I used 16 gauge wire and my jewelry pliers.

I started the circles with the pliers, till there was enough to turn with my fingers
(without killing them:)

Then I kept turning until I got the size that looked about right.

I found a bit that was the size of my wire and drilled a hole in the top of each block.

and stuck it in...I didn't glue them because they fit pretty snug and if the kids ever wanted the block without the photo, it can be pulled out.

Using my cricut, vinyl, and my lyrical letters cartridge, I cut out all the lettering.
I used the loopy dee loop font.
The "CTR" is 3 inches and the "choose the right" is 1 inch.

I eyeballed the "CTR" placement...
but used transfer paper for the "choose the right"

insert photo...
(preferably one from their baptism day..not that hanging on the beach is a wrong choice...just not what I had in mind...but what I had on hand:)

I really loved how they turned out. And the beauty about this gift...the possibilities are endless with what you can put on them and the types of pictures you can display.

I may have to make a few extra to give as gifts to my nephew and cousin's kids that are turning 8 this year. And maybe instead of Choose the Right down the middle I could put their name?

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Christine said...

Very cute idea! :) They'll love em.

CraftyMummy said...

Just popped in from Motivate me Monday - these are a great idea! Practical as well as pretty!

Alicia Jones said...

LOVE that! or for your nephew that is not turning 8...LOL

Also really random, do you still collect thimbles? I was going through some boxes and found a thimble we picked up in Leavenworth, WA because Jeremy said you collected them and I've never brought it over hahha

Alicia Jones said...

how funny!!! well its the thought that counts right hahha

Jennifer Juniper said...

I love this project! You can customize it with anything!

Kaysi said...

Those are super cute and would be perfect for a primary class! :)

2sisters said...

Those are darling and such a cute idea for baptisms!

lydia said...

Really cute Teri! I should have thought of these before I promised all my nieces and nephews crocheted afghans for their 8th birthdays! Yeah - I only have 32 of them! And, the one I'm working on right now is for my niece who will be turning 11 this year - Gah!

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