Monday, November 7, 2011

Thankful Photo Decor

I finally got around to changing out the three frames in my kitchen that I use for holiday decorations. I'm kind of embarrassed to admit that the same finger-painted Christmas pictures stayed in the frames for a year or two before I changed it out a few weeks before Christmas last year for THIS. Then I put THIS Easter decor in the frames and it stayed there until now....yep, I had Easter decor in my house all the way through October. But I am making up for it now with this cute Thankful Photo Decor.
 I started out by opening up a file in Photoshop Elements. I made my page 8x10 so that it would fit in the frame {and also so I could print it out as at a photo center if I wanted to}. I chose the picture of each kid that I wanted to use and placed it on the right side of the 8 X10 page. Then I added in the words "I am thankful for:" using a mix of fun fonts that I downloaded from kevinandamanda.com
 I printed out the page at home {because I really didn't want to go to the store}, and I was pretty impressed with the quality of the picture that printed from my HP home printer.
 I test fit each page into the frame to make sure it fit well, then I gave the kiddos a Sharpie and a few instructions.
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Henry made a list along with a few numbered pictures....very analytic! You can tell he is the oldest for sure!
Grant was thankful for two things: his frend and toys....typical 6 year old boy I guess:)
Jason helped Eli who is apparently most thankful for pizza...I guess that explains why he wants to eat it 6 times a week!
I love seeing their cute faces along with the things that they are thankful for, but the best part of this project is that when Thanksgiving is over I will have something great to add to their memory books!
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30 comments:

{K} said...

These are adorable!! What a fun idea!

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

That is so cute! I'm going to "pin it" later today. I love this!

Darcie said...

Super cute, cool idea! Love that you can save the pictures for their memory books!!!

CM said...

That is awesome! Love it! This is something I can actually do!

laxsupermom said...

Great idea! I love how the kids each came up with their own thankful lists. Thanks for sharing.

Kelli said...

That is an AMAZING idea Kelli!!! Tell Eli I'm super thankful for pizza too. This project is absolutely one that will be cherished. I love kevin & amanda fonts too :)

Renee@LivingLaughingLoving said...

Well, this is just the cutest idea ever and so easy too!! I love that this is something perfect for a memory book too with their own thoughts and handwriting! Love it!

Kmama said...

Those are so stinking cute! I love the idea!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

That is such a cute idea!!! Love it, Kelli. :) And you got some high quality prints from your home printer!

Foursons said...

I LOVE this Kelli! And I really love the black frames against the green wall. What color paint is it? (Not that I will actually paint my house, so if you don't know off the top of your head then really- don't bother answering.)

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

Such a cute idea Kelli! I love the frames on your wall :)

xoxx
Jen

Paula said...

Love it! You should save these to give to each boy's wife after they are married. They are precious!

Carrie said...

those are adorable pictures of them! And I love seeing what they are thankful for, so cute ;-) Great idea!!! That is actually something you can keep up year round too, I think :-)

Miller Racing Family said...

This is such a cute idea. I love how each of the boys wrote what they were thankful for. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day!

amanda said...

i love that idea. i may have to borrow that. i also love the fonts from kevinandamanda!

carissa said...

what a great idea. it's easy and makes a big statement. love it!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

This might be my favorite out of all of your projects! What a great memento. What action did you use for their photos? I like that a lot too.

Vicky said...

What a super idea! I love the thought behind it and I think it's great for anytime of year. I am a new follower from Too Cute Tuesday. Vicky from Mess For Less

Nichol said...

What a wonderful project and I love how they wrote what they are thankful for.

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

WHAT a great idea and what a sweet visual reminder of gratitude for your kids!

Between U & Me said...

I LOVE this! I would love if you would share this at the Crazy Cute link party happening at Between U & Me right now! I've got a totally awesome giveaway this week, too!
OOH! AND, I'm your newest follower! ;)
www.betweenuandme.com

Coley said...

What a cute idea!!

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

I can relate to leaving seasonal stuff up too long, and it makes me laugh!! Love what you created here, though...it was worth the wait!!

odetoinspiration said...

Wonderful idea!!

Amy said...

WOW! I absolutely love this. I'm pinning it right now...and I really hope you'll share it here if you get a chance:

http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/11/shine-on-fridays-1.html

Jessica Nicely said...

I love, love, love this idea!!!! :)

Trish and Bonnie @ Uncommon said...

This is such a wonderful idea! I am sure you will still be smiling years down the road when you We are hosting a Home for the Holidays link party and would love for you to share this idea!

http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/2011/11/home-for-holidays-link-party_08.html

Danielle said...

This is so fun! I love the pictures and how they wrote in what they were thankful for. I'd love for you to link up to my linky party
www.blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

This is a very cute idea... I love how you involved them. Very sweet.

P.S. Come visit my blog for a chance to win 25 FREE Shutterfly Holiday Cards: http://acraftyescape.blogspot.com/2011/11/giveaway-shutterflys-2011-holiday-cards.html

Alida - Radcrafter said...

Oh, this is a great idea! I think I could create some cute Christmas gifts for the grandparents.

Love to invite you to share this project at my Thingamajig Thursday party going on now...http://radcrafter.com/2011/11/thingamajig-thursday-party-3/

Alida

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