This year's home made project for Christmas gifts was fun. The idea came from a friend's sister who was making them for her family.
Mod Podge is nicely fitted to the brainstorms of a home crafter. It is glue, clear finish, and texture all at once. I used it to glue the picture to the board and then painted three coats of it on top the picture for sealing. An added delight was the depth that it gave to the picture itself.
I think I made four of these Loons and Lilies sets. I am waiting to hear how they will hold up to hot coffee cups and spills.