Here is a embellished photo tray that I made for a gift. This would make a great Birthday or Christmas present. You can get these photo tray kits at Michaels, which include a clear plastic overlay. All you need to do is insert your own paper and photos and add paint if you wish. I made the tray in a Family theme, but just think of all the other possibilities.
The wood tray was painted in a crackle finish, using two different shades of brown. The tray was decorated with scrapbook papers, photo corners, and stamping. I added inking around the edges of the paper with sepia ink for an antique look. I also used a decorative edge rotary trimmer on some of the papers. The photos were turned to sepia in photo software before printing.