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Valentine’s Day R2D2 Box

My son & I made R2D2 for his Valentine’s Day party at school. I bought a white tub & a set of bowls at the family dollar. He decorated it with tape and a button & caps. Added a light on the top. We found finger lights in the dollar section and that’s what we used for the lights.   He wanted wheels! I happened to have a set so he rolls ! We just hot glued them in.His legs we cut out of cardboard and covered it in tape. It was a big hit & he is still playing with it.

Photo Gifts- Home is where our story begins

I made these for my mother in law. The house she grew up in is no longer there.I know that it being gone has made an impact on the family. Not being able to go by anymore and just look at it. I didn’t have a photograph of the home so I went searching & found an old photo on a property tax website and it wasn’t a bad image.Actually the colors in it were awesome. I used a photo editor to enhance it a bit . I had trouble getting the sizing right & almost gave up on the ornament so I made one in a frame. After a couple tries I got the size right & rolled up the photo and slipped it in the ornament. I love the way it turned out. I printed the Home is where our story begins on transparent paper & attached it to the top. I love making meaningful gifts !! It was a hit & there were tears!The idea didn’t come to me until a few days before Christmas. I think it would be a nice gift anytime of year.