Most of us are needing to watch our pennies these days, but you don’t want to go “cheap” on your loved ones. I figure if you decide you are going to be frugal on the money spent than you need to be rich on the time and creativity. Although I am running late (like always) I decided to make a gift for my niece Madeline’s first Christmas. Okay, I’m way late. Since she is now only four months, I didn’t think she would notice a new outfit in her stuffed closet or another stuffed animal to pile in the corner. While looking around at Michaels I saw these oval wood frames for $1.00 a piece. I bought some coordinating girly papers and I had some embellishments at home that would work to decorate. Even though it has taken me months, I am almost finished. I still need to find a perfect ribbon to string the three frames so they will hang either in a line or in a group, I haven’t decided yet. I thought I would share the idea with you. I don’t think they look like dollar frames any more. But they cost $5.00 to make total.