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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

4 Amazing Photo Gift ideas...

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Today I thought I would share 4 photo project ideas from the Echoes of Laughter vault that would make great Christmas gifts for loved ones. Photo gifts make the best gifts to give because they remind us of what's important in life and can truly be enjoyed all year long.

1. Photo Memory Jar
This gift is so easy to make...all you need is a medium size jar, sand, a few embellishments and a photo or two.This is such a great memento of a special family trip as well. You can easily get the kids involved in this one too. {See the original post here.}

2. Shadow Box Project
Here is another gift idea when you want to use a group of photos. I picked up this shadow box for $14.99 from Homesense and added the photos and embellishments to the cream background.  Embellishments are very easy to find at any dollar store to add that special touch. {See the original post here.}

3. Photo Tray Project
This creation can take a bit more time than the previous 2 projects and takes a bit more skill if you are not a scrapbooker. This photo tray is made by 7 Gypsies and can found at Micheal's or a specialty scrapbook store. I made these trays 2 years ago as special Christmas gifts for the grandparents and I know they loved them.{See the original post here.}

4. Mini Scrapbook.
Any small tin makes a great start for a fun & unusual scrapbook. I made this little scrapbook inside a recycled altoid tin. It can fit easily into a purse for a busy Grandma and is also great for mailing away. {See the original post here.}


I hope you find an idea here that inspires if you are considering making something with photos!
Do you have any photo gifts planned for this year?
And are you making them or buying them?
Please share...I love hearing what special gifts others have planned!

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Catie @ Catie's Corner said...

Love that photo memory jar! You've put together some beautiful gifts Angie. Thanks for sharing. BTW - your week of cookies was amazing! =)

I'm going to a cookie exchange next Sunday and am thinking of trying a peppermint meringue "cookie". Have you ever baked meringues before? I never have and am a little nervous about them turning out.

~ Catie

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

These are all great ideas! Thanks so much for sharing this.

Crystal @ 29 Rue House said...

Cute ideas! I love the scrapbook in a tin idea!

Danielle said...

Photos definitely make the best gifts! Especially for family. I love the photo tray the best. Great work, Angie! xo


Kelli said...

I love the memory jar! . Thanks for some more wonderful ideas!!

Erin Anne said...

These are some great ideas. I'm always looking for some more inspiration!

Jocelyn said...

Those are all adorable and fun ways to remember family moments! Love that little tin scrapbook:-)

Vanessa@Lovin-Life said...

Saw these on TT&J, such cute ideas. I am always looking for photo ideas because I love to give them to grandparents! So thanks for the ideas, I will pin this!

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Cute--love the one in a jar!

Erin said...

Very cute! I'm with Steph above-the one in the jar is adorable!

Kathy Gossen said...

Cute ideas. Beautiful done too.  I'd  love to have you link this us to Titus 2 Tuesday this week on Cornerstone Confessions.. I hope to see you there. 

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