As I’ve mentioned previously, I have a love affair with Pinterest. This year, I set a goal to complete 25 projects that I “pinned”. A lofty goal, when you consider that’s just over 2 projects per month. Being that we’re more than halfway into January, I decided it was time to get started on this goal and completed my first project of 2012.
I found this on The Content Housewife’s Blog and instantly fell in love with the idea. It’s a frame that (obviously) states, “I love you because…” with room to add a written message. This allows me to sweetly leave little love notes to A as to why I love him. As my dear friend Jillian would say, we’re quite “schmoopy” like that, so naturally as soon as I found it I knew it was a perfect gift for A. Besides, who doesn’t need more “schmoopy” in their lives? It was quite simple to make requiring only:
– An 8 x 10 photo frame
– A piece of scrapbook paper
– A few “chunky rosette’s” I made courtesy of a tutorial on Freckled Laundry’s Blog
– A downloaded font
– A Vis-A-Vis pen
I made this for A for his birthday this year. A is a frugal man and gave me a budget of $20 for his birthday gift this year (if you knew my husband you’d understand). I purchased the materials and made this gift far under the $20 budget A had given me, and it really only took me about 30 minutes (including making the chunky rosettes).
I plan to make one for E for her impending birthday (can you believe that’s only 2 months from today?) I have yet to decide what I’ll have the text read, but have already picked a bible verse and the color scheme that I’ll include in it. Pictures to come of course.