Friday, January 8, 2010

My Christmas craft project

I had lots of Christmas projects I wanted to make for gifts, but there wasn't enough time in the week between finals and our trip to get to all of them. This is the one project I did manage to make - bottlecap magnets. I found instructions on this blog post, but did mine a little bit different. Instead of using images from an old calendar or magazine, I resized 24 pictures (each image to 1000 x 1000) and put them together to make a 4-by-6-inch photo (4000 x 6000 ... that way, each image was one square inch). Then, to make cutting out the holes easier, I bought a one-inch hole punch at Michael's. Other than that, I simply followed the instructions on the blog and the resin package. They were a big hit with the family! I forgot to take pictures during the making ... these are the ones we gave to Chris' parents.

Now that I've done it, I have lots more ideas to try using the same basic method. What kinds of crafts did you do for the holidays?


Leia said...

Next time your are in town it would be fun to do some of your crafts with all the girls. These magnets are super cute!

Melynda Hache' said...

I am so with Leia on this. Too cute!!!

volksbloggin said...

I love this project Tammy. Maybe Christmas gifts for next year? Last night I worked on updating Olivia's baby book with the latest pictures and written entries about first wave goodbye and such. Does that count as a Christmas craft?