I thought about it for a while, googled it, bounced some ideas off my designer friend (she's got the 'educated' eye that helps me polish a lot of my projects... she has a degree in design and construction!). I decided to make them into a sort of picture frame for my family and a friend.
I did my Mom's first, but went all out and bought some Mod Podge. I SO wish I had done it sooner, because oh-my-gosh. It is SO different then using just white glue. I might have a new love. (sorry Pave!)
I asked her where she might hang something 'crafty that contains pictures, that will be about 2' x 2.5'. She decided to put it in her scrapbooking room, so I was allowed to get a little more 'funky' with my paper choices then if were in my parents 'main' living areas.
Oh, and I have another one that I'm doing for my next door neighbor, so whatever great ideal you all come up with, I'm probably going to do it for her too!