I started working with the Northwest Autism Foundation as a Program Director a few months ago. It’s an incredible organization with great people focusing on autism prevention, treatment and research. I decided to reach out to past donors as a combination end of year appeal and to get people to reserve tables for our Autism Gala in April. I wanted to send them a holiday remembrance that was handmade, thoughtful and heartfelt.
I knew I had found the perfect project when I stumbled upon Victoria’s Art Visions blog. She made a project with Victorian photos and angel wings on blank puzzle pieces that was truly inspirational.
This craft has many steps, but are totall worth the time and effort. You will need:
Large blank puzzle pieces
Old photographs (2″ head shots)
Small squares of cardboard
Sheet music for wings
Various holiday scrapbook stickers.
ModPodge and Elmer’s Glue
The best part about this project is that it was simple enough that I could enlist help from my kids, including my daughter’s friends from Thomas Edison High School.
The results were pretty spectacular, and I can be proud to share this with our donors, and hope they know how much old-fashioned love went into these!
And, if you are in the giving spirit, why not check out the Northwest Autism’s Site: http://www.autismnwaf.org/