No major traveling this time for the family this Christmas break. Instead, we spent most of the holidays for play time in the house. And I mean not just for the little one but for mum and dad, too. Lakay settled in with his PS3 and NBA 2K11, my bugey with his new toys, and I with the blank walls in our apartment that are in dire need of coloring. Because it was snowing outside, and that I found it more fun and challenging to use materials that I already have, I can proudly say that I did not shell out a single penny on these.
|1) Photocopy Wall Art|
I filtered photos of my bugey and his playmates through photoshop,
colored it with his pastel crayons and
hung it in this nice frame I got 2 years ago.
|Here's the finished product.|
|I improvised a paper and pen holder using |
Body Shop catalogue.
|3) Re-framed my bugey's painting of mum and dad.|
These are two of his works in his K-1 class, when he was barely 4 years old.
The glass frame and the background red cloth I got from
a nearby thrift shop last summer.
4) Updated bugey's height ruler. I've had this since 2008.
I simply updated some of the photos by using ordinary
white paper and my printer. If you want to do this, better to use Microsoft Word
for editing and resizing if you're printing from your own
home printer. At least you're sure that it will come out as
you expect it. Also, adjust the photo to higher level of brightness and contrast
so that the details of the photo will come out more.
|5) Finally filled the frame I got from the thrift shop last May. These|
are our photos from our pre-nup pictorials. I did the same thing
using our home laser printer.
|6) Made my own interpretation for a "monogram" for|
bugey's bedroom. I used an old kiddie map of Europe that
used to hang in our corridor. I like this idea a lot since its so personalized.