Celebrate Grandparents Day with this inexpensive, personal DIY idea
By Aimee Heckel
If there’s anyone who can dig a little DIY, it’s Grammy. After all, back in her days, everything was DIY.
Best of all, no matter how it turns out (or doesn’t), it’s gosh darn guaranteed that Grammy’s going to slap that project on her refrigerator and cherish it until kingdom come. Grandparents are grateful like that.
It’s time to return the gratitude. National Grandparents Day is Sept. 8. It’s not too easy to start planning something special.
Here is a fun, cheap DIY project that you can do with your kids in honor of Grandparents Day — plus three ways to kick it up a notch, if you have the time and money.
Make a silhouette project:
Cut out a silhouette of your kid on black construction paper. If you’re feeling fancy, frame it and add a white background.
This project is free, assuming you have some black construction paper, a pencil, scissors and a face.
Kick it up a notch:
Find inexpensive, beautiful frames with mats at Walmart, like this Pinnacle Frame for $11.97. Save more money by taking advantage of the 41 different Walmart coupons here, and pair them with 2 percent Cash Back from ShopAtHome.com to maximize your savings.
Bring it to the next level:
Make your own Grandparents Day cards to go with the framed silhouette. Use construction paper — or better yet, take a trip to the scrapbooking supply section of Hobby Lobby and let your kids pick out their own fancy paper and embellishments.
- The Grandparents Glitter Sticker Pack is $5.99 and comes with more than 250 color-coordinated, glittery stickers.
- This great Grandparents Scrapbook Kit, $7.99, comes with eight grandparent-themes papers and two card-stock sticker sheets. Fold those papers in half and bedazzle the heck out of them, and you’ve got eight cards for eight bucks. Beat that, Hallmark. Chances are, your kids don’t even have that many grandparents, so stash the extra paper for next year or the next birthday.
The finishing touch:
Make sure you use the Hobby Lobby coupons and Cash Back combo to save the most money — you know, so you can buy some extra buttons to make your own frame to hold onto forever. Or at least until you are a grandma yourself.
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