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Homemade Christmas Gifts: Photo Collage

FREE iPhone Apps! Sign up today: expert Keltie Colleen shows you how make a photo collage to give as a Christmas gift.Give someone the gift of memories for the holidays by crafting a homemade Christmas gift, a photo collage. A Christmas photo collage can be an ideal way to share your memories and make a holiday keepsake for family or friends to enjoy. It may also be used to add a personal touch to a gift or given as a personalized Christmas card. Photo collages may be made in any size. If you wish to give the collage as a gift, consider making a large collage and placing it in a frame for hanging. Small collages can be made and used as Christmas ornaments by simply adding a ribbon loop for hanging. Instead of construction paper, you can use card stock to create photo collage Christmas cards. You can print your holiday message and add photos to the front of the cards. 1: Photo Copy Pictures---------------------------------------------------------------------Unless you have double prints of the photos you would like to use, you may want to make copies that can be used for this project. can print them from your home computer if you have a printer that is capable of printing photos or take them to a photo processing center to have copies made.Step 2: Cut and Arrange the Images---------------------------------------------------------------------After you have made copies if the pictures you would like to use, you will need to cut the images from the background of the picture. Choose a photo and begin cutting out the person or group of people that you wish to add to your collage. You can use craft scissors to create a decorative edge. Once the image has been cut out, place it on the construction paper. Repeat this step for each photo until you have enough images to fill your collage. Use a glue gun or craft glue stick to secure them to the paper. In a collage, pictures can be in any order, so you can assemble them however you like. 3: Add the Finishing Touches---------------------------------------------------------------------Now that you have added all the pictures, you can decorate the collage to give it a bit of holiday style. Glitter glue is a craft item that can be used to add a sparkle of color to a project. You can use it to trace or outline a few of the images, highlight different items in the pictures or a make a simple design along the edge of the paper. The finishing touch is a holiday bow that can be crafted from colored ribbon. Attach the bow to either the top or bottom edge of the collage using a hot glue gun. more by visiting our page at:
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