What would a weekend be with out some crafting??
Thanks to my friend's recommendation of the Kids Craft Weekly Newsletter, I was able to find this cool craft idea to make our own TV Screen... I believe they used a matchbox and some other items to finish their project. They also made theirs more for fun for the kids, but ours turned in to a really cute photo frame to keep. You can do it either way, depending on what you have available for supplies.
S.H. gave me some blocks to help separate my stamps from Stampin up and she told me to keep the extra for crafts. One of them was 4x4 and the perfect size for our Television...
Veg decided on the Green Antenna and painted knobs (I was surprised he didn't pick yellow, but I was going for silver and was out voted)
Our version of the instructions:
We painted the block BLACK and let that dry. (you could use card board or paper plate, in place of wood... anything you want)
We then used Mod Podge to glue the picture on and coat the whole block and picture with a glossy finish. (You could use glue to stick the picture instead, and don't really need the mod podge to coat it. But I liked the more permanent result of the coating)
When every thing was done and dry, we gave one last finishing touch by adding some Stampin Up Crystal Effects to the top of the picture only. This made it have a thick glassy finish.
We stuck on a pipe cleaner for the antenna and hammered in thumb tacks for our buttons. He painted the thumb tacks and then we stuck some little scrapbook stickers to the top.
Turned in to a fun craft project, and very easy... Also very quick for those with short attention spans....