Wednesday, August 12, 2009

*spare change*

Some people save it in a jar. Some people collect it in coin holders. And, SOME people skip the spare change all together, and make pretty things out of the coin holders!







Bazzill used to make these coin holders a few years back. Unfortunately, I think they discontinued them. Not to worry! You can get the silver dollar coin holders from Michael's for next to nothing, and they're similar in size and shape to the Bazzill version. Then, you can paint them up or cover them in patterned paper or cardstock.

I *really* dipped into my stash to make this. I used some old Foof-a-La rub-ons (so pretty), Making Memories metal words, and various odds 'n ends from my embellishment drawers. It's a great way to use up stray, small embellishments that you have lying about.



As for the photos, I wanted to keep the look of the Bazzill texture cohesive throughout so I printed my photos on some white Bazzill cardstock. It gives a beautiful painted canvas look to your photographs. Bust out some of your trusty circle punches, and punch a couple of the smaller photos out to go inside a few of the coin slots.

These make great gifts... especially for those people in your life that sit behind a desk for 8 hours a day. It's a great way to display photos of your loved ones inside your cookie-cutter cubicles. This is one that I made for my husband to take with him on this deployment. All the photos were taken right after Luka was born in 2007... the last time Bryan was deployed.



Totally simple, and fun... you definitely need to give one of these a go!

9 comments:

Debbie said...

This is adorably clever. I'm so going to scraplift this idea! I'd never have thought of printing photos on Bazzill - perfect!

Melonie said...

This is brillant Holly! I am totally going to make one for my Sister's desk!

Jocelyn said...

Oh Holly I just love this...I made one several years ago with a club that I was in and they doooooo make the perfect gifts!!!! You rocked this one!!!!!! Love ya! :)

Callista said...

you are soo stinking clever! I need one of those for my cubicle!

KhrisW said...

Your blog is fantastic as ever, Holly. I love what you've done with the coin holders.

Beth Perry said...

wicked creative idea

~Sasha Farina~ said...

who wants space change? i don't. i would rather have that on my table :D

Michelle said...

Totally fun! Love this idea.

danilouwho said...

This is SUCH a great idea. Love it.