DIY an Amazing Gift For Your Child on Senior Night

It brings me so much joy when you tell me you would like to make a collage for your athlete.

And I want you to know I truly love being a resource for you! If you have any questions, please always feel free to ask. And if you would like to download my step-by-step guide, you can find it here. You can do this!


The very first collage I made, I only had vague tips, like: use mod podge.

Here’s what I recommend: glossy mod podge, 1 inch foam brushes, and a small bottle of black acrylic paint. My favorite brand is Folk Art.


You can use actual photos or print them off using your computer. The first collages I made were black and white - but you can print high quality color prints at home now as well! When choosing your photos, try to find a mix of action shots and photos that “tell the story” of your athlete - either since she was little or starting when she played competitively.

Either way is great; sometimes you might want to include pictures of close family and friends - and consider including a high school girlfriend or boyfriend. I have had the awkward scenario of a break up post collage, so that is never fun. Definitely something you may want to consider on the front side of your project.

Anyway, the easiest project would probably be a 12 inch collage. If you’re feeling extra crafty, I make letters and numbers up to 36 inches tall. For all sizes, the process is rinse and repeat. The key to a great collage is patience and light applications of mod podge. I’ve got a several more recommendations in my guide, and you can download it for free here.

Ordering a wooden number typically means you’ll receive it back in about a week. Make sure you touch base with me if you need it faster!


Are you ready to get started? Please let me know if you have additional questions!

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