Sunday, April 22, 2012

Train Car Photo Holder

 We were at a train show a few months ago and came across this train car that was tossed in a for sale box.  My heart skipped a beat because the company name on the car was of a company my father worked for many, many years.
As a gift for my father on his 82nd birthday, I thought it would be great to convert this into a photo holder with some dimensional images of his grandchildren.
In order to get the scale correct between the 2 kids, I put them in the back of my husband's truck and took their picture together. 
 Afterwards I just printed it out on photo paper, then spray mounted it onto white foam core.  With a sharp craft knife, I cut around each image as best I could, and used sandpaper to smooth any rough edges.  With some glue I adhered it to the inside of the car. I filled the car with some chocolates.

1 comment:

  1. That is awesome! What a nice find, and such a creative gift. I bet your dad loved it!