Photo Plaques: A How-To

This past weekend, we celebrated Christmas with my side of the family. My mom and sister both have Pomeranians that they love like children. So of course, I had to do something featuring their pups for their presents. That’s where this inspiration kicked in:


Isn’t it super cute? It’s canvas, and if you want one of your own you can buy it at Treasury of Memories for an incredibly reasonable $10. But I am broke, and I wanted to tweak things to work a little differently.

These plaques are made from scrap 1×6, some 4×6 photos, and ribbon. I made the Pom art in Illustrator and popped each pup’s name into it, then printed them all at Walgreens for 19 cents a pop, but get this, they were also running a 50% off special so it was less than 50 cents for all six photos. How’s that for a bargain? And the ribbon is left over from my wedding a year and a half ago, so this project only cost me scraps and 50 cents. But, if you have to buy it all, I’d estimate that you would spend about $3 each, or $9-10 for three of them. For the top two I just did photos, but on the third (a plaque for Charlie’s “honorary grandma”) I used a paint pen to create the art

Sorry for the blur, I'm working on my photo skillz!

Here’s the how-to:


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