Create an Easy and Cheap Holiday Gift with Mosaic Moments

Mosaics made from photos of a special event or an ordinary day are a priceless gift.


And shhhh – they are CHEAP! I made this for under $3.00 framed.


I started with 5 photos, 1 piece of 8.5 x 11 Mosaic grid paper (black), a scrap of white cardstock, an embellie from my stash (this is a Striplet which I offset so the white background shows like a mat) and an 8.5 x 11 Document (also called Certificate) Frame from Dollar Tree. Yes, it was $1.00. I had a great gift for my husband of a father/son afternoon at the beach.

The real time-saver is that you could do a family mosaic, mass produce it and have gifts for all the grandmas and aunts in the family.  Use my pattern* and the thinking is done for you or come up with your own design.  Simple, meaningful and very inexpensive!

* My pattern:

  • Photo 1: 4×6 matted on 4 3/8″ x 6 5/8″ mat (cardstock or Paper Tile)
  • Photo 2 & 3: cut 1′ squares and use your favorites
  • Photo 4 & 5: 3 2/8″ x 3 2/8

measurements always given in 1/8ths to match the markings on the mat – rather than reducing fractions to 1/4 etc.)

Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful! And now… Happy December!

Sandi Keene