I found an idea about 3 months ago. A snowman ornament using fingerprints. What a great (and easy) idea. Surely that can't take too long to put together. I must have all the supplies already, right? Well, I had most of the supplies and came by the background piece at ACMoore pretty easily (if you discount the 20 minutes I spent traversing the store looking for a canvas substitute). Time, on the other hand (no pun intended), was a supply that I had run short on.
So, just under the wire, this ornament made it on to our Christmas tree last evening. I followed this tutorial except that I used Aleene's Tacky Glue to glue the ribbon to the back and then I covered the entire front and back with Mod Podge. Oh, and I put a piece of scrapbook paper on the back to make it pretty and provide a nice surface to write the details (not pictured, sorry).
Not the greatest photo but the colors are actually pretty true to life.
Total cost: $0.87 for the small wood piece used for the background.
All the other supplies I had on hand (acrylic craft paint, sharpies, brushes, Mod Podge, glue, scrapbook paper and ribbon).
And while what I have pictured is a tree ornament, I have plans to make the same (w/o the background color) on some colored cardstock to make postcards to mail out this winter.