We’ve all seen the “In case of emergency break here” phones and fire extinguishers, right? They’re encased in glass, and if needed, the glass can be broken to reach the object inside. You can use that concept to make a cute gift for nearly anyone. The whimsical gift is easy to make and appropriate for a man, woman or child.
A small picture frame is just what you need to make the whimsical gift. The frame should be one that can stand on its own. The picture frame can be metal, wood or most any other type. All you have to do is decide on what to put in it. You have lots of choices for making the “In case of emergency…” gift.
Make a picture frame arrangement for a tea lover by removing the backing and taking out the cardboard. Glue a picture cut from a magazine, a piece of scrapbook paper, gift wrap or even fabric onto the backing (the piece that has the stand) to make the design you want. Glue a flat tea bag on by attaching it to the covered cardboard by its paper tag. Use a marker or stickers to write “In case of emergency break glass”. Tie a ribbon around a small tea spoon and tape or glue the end of the ribbon to the back of the frame.
Instead of a tea bag you can put an single-serve envelope of coffee inside or even a packet of hot cocoa. Or, mount a thin candy bar on the backing with a piece of double-sided tape. Instead of a spoon you can attach a wooden “bat” (peg) found at a craft store.
Anyone one would love the picture frame gift if it contains cash or a gift card. Lay the cash out flat and use double-sided tape to secure. If using a gift card mount it right in the center of the backing.
Other things you can place in the “In case of emergency” frame include a two-pack of aspirin, a beer bottle opener, folded bathroom tissue, or even band-aids. Instead of a spoon or wooden dowel you can use a metal piece as the glass breaker or even a miniature hammer.
If you enjoy giving whimsical gifts, and you like giving gifts that people have probably never received before, the “In case of emergency” picture frame is ideal for nearly anyone and very inexpensive!