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Friday, 13 January 2012

As most of you know, I’m a reasonably crunchy person : I make my own yogurt and cleaning supplies, and I wash my face with honey. (Yes, just honey. You should try it sometime – you’ll never go back.) Believe it or not, there are other people out there even crunchier than myself, and I read their blogs somewhat regularly to find ideas and encouragement.

Last December, I was reading a few of my favorites looking for new and usual (and cheap!) ideas for homemade gifts, and I stumbled upon this article at Crunchy Betty (doesn’t the name say it all?) on how to make lovely pictures on tiles – think ditch the frame and have a cool piece of photo art to hang on your wall. I loved the idea but couldn’t think of anyone appropriate for the gift, so I bookmarked it to come back to later.

Yesterday, I came back and I am LOVING the results.

One of my new year’s resolutions is to be a better family historian; I’m terrible with photo albums and keeping a good record of our family life. I think it’s a fine line between decorating with sweet family photos and creating a shrine to your adorable children, so I don’t have many photos up around our house. I wanted to put a few things up, but in an interesting way – and one I could undo easily if I didn’t like it, with no guilt over the cash spent on an expensive frame.

Listen, it couldn’t be easier. Print a photo – on regular printer paper. Mod Podge it to a tile – cheap is fine (mine were all less than fifty cents), put a layer of Mod Podge on top of it to seal it, and you’re done. She hangs hers on the wall with double-stick tape; I use the 3M Command strips for them. The entire thing took me twenty minutes, start to finish.

And it looks super cool.

Head over to Crunchy Betty and read the how-to blog for yourself. I’m telling you, you can do this. For really cheap.

Did I mention it looks super cool?


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