Would you believe me if I told you that you could make A.Maz.Ing Christmas gifts for less than 50 cents each?  (By the way... why don't keyboards have cent signs?)

Seriously, 50 cents.

Take that crappy economy!

Here's what you need to make eighteen gifts.
Why eighteen?  Why not eighteen?
A six foot long 1x6 pine board from Lowes or Home Depot cut into 4 inch pieces.
(Bat your eyelashes at the nice lumber man.  He just might cut it for you.)
Black paint
Mod Podge
Wire edge ribbon
Foam brush
Staple gun
Cute xeroxed pic of your family, preferably taken by DrewB.

After you or nice lumber man cut your wood, paint each piece and sides black.

Trim your picture.  The board is actually a bit less than 6 inches wide.  False advertising.
Put a thin even coat of Mod Podge on the board.
Lay your picture on top and smooth out all creases and bubbles.

Cut a 10 inch piece of ribbon.
Admire the cuteness.

Staple the ribbon to the back.
If you want to be fancy, cut a piece of felt the same size and glue it on to hide the mess.
If you are lazy (like me) just write 2009 on it and call it good enough.

Hang the cuteness.
How easy was that?
Give one or a few to your in-laws, your grandparents, the mailman, whoever.
You made eighteen. 
No need to be choosy.

I'm going to make a bunch of all different pictures and hang them on my tree.

Have fun with these.  They are my new obsession.

Peace out girl scouts!

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