When looking for cost effective favors for a Quince (Birthday party for a 15 year old in spanish culture) I came up with this. Its an ornate easel with a photo. Real easy and cost effective.
The chocolate initial favor will be posted in another instructable.
Step 1: Materials
Photo of guest of honor - 2up on 4x6
Computer and the internet or a good photo program
2 inch L Track- Cut in 2 inch pieces(Used for metal fencing, hurricane shutters, screen cages and windows)
5 inch roll lace
Spray paint (Krylon)
Self adhesive Rhinestones
Step 2: Setting Up the Pictures
This a 2up on 4x6. i did this so that I could print the pictures cheaply - 9 cents a print.
I did the set up on photoshop, but you could use any photo program that allows collages. You can also do an internet search for site that provide free photo editing.
Cut them with a cutter down the middle so you can put two different pics on the easel.
I am the photograper of these pictures, so I own the copyright. Make sure that if you are going to print a copyrighted picture at a lab, that you get the rights to do so. This way they don't give you a hard time about it.
Otherwise use snapshot you may have taken of the guest of honor.
Also, if they offer a Matte, Luster or Satin finish, choose it, it has a more polished look than the gloss finish.
Step 3: Arranging and Spraying Track Pieces
A note about the track pieces- You should be able to buy a length of track retail from a company that works with it or sells it. You should also be able to have them cut it for you for free or a low fee. Also, some companies may have scrap that is too small to work with for them, but can be cut down to serve the needs of this project. Ask nicely, they may just give it to you or sell it to you at a lower cost than the full track. These tracks normally come in 10 and 20 foot lenghts. Some hardware stores may carry them too.
Place the track pieces channel side down, like the ones in the back of the first picture. place the together so the form a solid surface, like a puzzle. Once you have done this, place your lace over the backs of the track pieces. the lace should blanket the backs of the tracks. Spray them in your color of choice, Let dry.
The second picture are the pieces spaced out and flipped back up after drying.
Step 4: Setting Stones and Tying Ribbon
Use self adhesive stones to decorate the top front of the track piece and tie a bow in the front channel using a piece of ribbon.
Step 5: Putting It All Together
Place the picture on the easel and enjoy!!