paint vases inside - turn dollar store finds into something special. thats a great idea! another thing you could do with this diy is put a big blob of thick paint at the bottom of the jar, turn it upside down, ant let it dry on some newspaper
a large letter with black and white photos mod podged on - This was probably my favorite project. Wooden letter at Hobby Lobby, black and white pictures on plain old printer paper, Mod Podge, sand. The best gift ever!