Last week Janel over at At:Chicago reminded us of some great $1 gifts. Today we want to remind you that $1 gifts can be made and not bought. Records are a great guilt free source for projects as we have already mentioned (here, here, and here) and can be used for all sorts of things. Click through the jump to see how these were made and why we're ok with sacrificing a few records for the cause.
These records were snatched up from the, "no one will ever buy these" stack at the local thrift store. They had bad covers, weren't good music to begin with and would probably never see a turntable again in their lifetime.
After being taken home a stencil was cut (you can check out this site if you want some great tips on stencil making), painted and left to dry.
This is a great way to personalize a true "$1 gift" to fit some of the more quirky people on your list. You can pick whatever animal is hip this season (we've done deer, owls and next season is elephants right?), or even a random geometric design and get started.
Sure it's not especially uber-modern but sometimes it doesn't have to be. Framed or hung in a grouping on a wall, it's a fun idea!