I always find it challenging to come up with a craft that is inexpensive, easy to produce in a group setting, meets within our time constraints (we have about 45 minutes), and is easy enough that even the crafting challenged can complete it. I think I managed to do that with this craft.
I call these "quote frames" because my purpose for them is to write meaningful quotes on them but you could use them for notes, lists, baby sitter notes, etc.
What You Will Need:
Frame (one per a person)
Dry Erase Marker (one per a person)
Variety of scrapbook paper
Embellishments (such as flowers, ribbon, rhinestones, buttons, etc)
Strong glue like E-6000 or Super Glue
For a group craft, I like to have plenty of supplies and scatter them amongst the tables. The dollar store is a great place to pick up extra pairs of scissors and glue sticks. You don't really need a pair per a person as they can just share.
1. Have each person choose their scrapbook paper for their frame. This can be a smidge tricky because you'll be writing on top of the frame so the paper can not be too busy or colorful because you won't be able to see the writing. If you are wanting to use a really busy paper, I suggest double layering. Put a busy pattern as a back layer and then cut a second piece of plain cardstock in a coordinating color to be the top layer.
2. Once you have chosen your paper, you will simply glue it down using the glue stick to the backing that comes with the frame. Trim the paper so it fits.
3. Embellish the frame using flowers, buttons, ribbon, rhinestones - basically whatever you want and whatever you have on hand!
4. Use a little bit of scrapbook paper that matches and wrap that paper around your dry erase marker securing with glue or tape. Add one part of the velcro to the pen and the other part to your frame so your pen will attach to your frame.
And that's it! Write on your frame, erase it and write again! This could take longer if you go crazy with the embellishing or be a shorter craft if you limit the embellishing. The embellishing really is the fun part and is what makes the frame pop.
Here's a few pictures of different ones the gals made Saturday.
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