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Welcome to my little corner of the world. I am so honored by your visit today. My name is Kristi and I am married to my college sweetheart(I refer to him here as "Mr. Incredible"), momma to my 2 beautiful girls who are growing much too quickly, a high school computer teacher, photographer, and a gardener (at times~right now I'm growing weeds). I love to laugh, drink strong Starbucks coffee, take pictures, and be anywhere my family is. Jesus is my Savior and I try so hard to be the wife and momma that He has called me to be. I often fail but He lovingly picks me up, dusts me off, and encourages me that with Him all things are possible. Feel free to join me on this journey of faith, stop in and say hello, look around, and leave a comment~I love comments. Why "Kiki's Corner?" My nephews call me Aunt Kiki and I love that too.

Great Graduation Gifts for a Bargain

It's that wonderful time of the year where graduation announcements fill my mailbox and I begin to wonder what can I possibly give this student to celebrate their accomplishments without breaking the bank.

During my conference period I headed for Michaels, because well... I love Hobby Lobby...but when I only have 10 minutes to spare, Michaels fits the bill.
I quickly found these frames for $1.00 each.

...and then I found this scrapbooking paper and small wooden circles...my mind was reeling.

OOOH and ribbon to match (I adore ribbon)


On my lunch hour I painted the edges black.


Cut the paper to fit the framed opening...


and then had fun using Modge Podge to attach the paper to the wooden frames.

I covered the wooden circles with paper too and painted their minute edges as well.

I slathered on Modge Podge to the tops 2 more times and let it dry.



By the time school was over for the day, these little frames were dry and in need of some adornment. I hot glued (I heart my hot glue gun so much-we have finished many a project together and it has always served me well) the ribbon and the wooden circles and Voila!

Here are the finished frames...which were less than $3.00 each.


The special part was having the privilege of praying for the recipients as I crafted each frame.



And speaking of graduates....here is "V" on his high school graduation with our daughter Rachel who helped tutor him in Algebra II. Thank you for praying for "V."



Joyfully,
Kristi
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9 comments:

HEATHER said...

That is so AWESOME!!!! I wish I was that crafty I always have ideas I just don't know how to follow through with my train of thought. Thanks for sharing the frames were lovely.
God Bless, Heather

Erica said...

I LOVE it! I think I will make some for our trip to FL to give to our friends. What a wonderful idea! You always inspire me with what you accomplish in a short amount of time!

Karen M said...

Those frames are sooooo pretty! I am very, very impressed. What a wonderful celebration for V! I'm sure Rachel is proud of him.

Andrea McMann said...

What a cool idea! I'm going to bookmark this project for sure! Thanks!

sister sheri said...

Oh my word! I am currently looking for frames for coaches gifts. It's a team photo and I was going to get the kids to sign the frame... this gives me amazing ideas!

Thanks... They are so professional looking!

bp said...

That is so creative!!! I've bought some of those frames before and let Caleb paint them for father's day but never would have thought to add the paper and such. I bet the recipients will love and appreciate your thoughtfulness.

Southern Comfort said...

I love the frames-I'm going to "steal" your idea for Bible School and my nursing home craft class-OK? Congratulations to V (and Rachel).

Bonnie said...

They look awesome!! What a great idea.

Meredith said...

I found your blog through Erica's and have to say that I LOVE your creative ideas! The frames are a great idea and soooo cute! I know I'd love to get one as a gift, so I thought I'd go ahead and get some to make for my 4 yr. old daughter's friend, my husband & my dad for father's day! Thanks for sharing your inspiration and works of art! :) Hope you don't mind me stopping by again!