I am so excited about the Mother's Day gift I did for my students this year. I think this is my favorite thing I've ever done. It came as a result of several different ideas I've seen.
First---I have the best mom ever and she cut out these very cute boards--then my dad routered the edges. Cost: Free
The kids painted them--we did about 4-5 coats. They were so cute about this and never complained that it was kind of boring. They loved the idea that they would be able to write whatever they wanted.
Then Merlynn came and took pictures of the kids. I bought some ribbon--we tied it around the board. Cost: SAD DAY--ribbon wasn't on sale at Michael's--of course $20