I was dying to show you what I made for my MIL for Mother's Day. But because occasionally she reads my blog and checks Facebook too, I had to wait (and patience is not one of my virtues...Just saying:)
A little less than two months ago my Mother-in-law became a Grandma for the fifth time, and the little guy inspired the whole idea for me:
I don't even know what to call it :) A photo holder? A photo display? Who knows... But she liked it :)
It was actually pretty easy to make. I purchased all the wood in Lowes (cost me about $20):
I just realized that I don't even have measurements for the wood but in case you decide to make something similar yourself, it will be pretty easy to find what fits your needs and style.
First, I cut the long thick piece and painted it white. Then I just mod-podged (is that a word?? I used mod podge :) some paper over it. I got this paper on sale at Joanne's - only 20c a sheet, and I used 3 sheets for the whole project. Isn't this paper just so pretty?!It fits my MIL's decor perfectly.
Then I made "the picture frames". I basically glued two pieces of wood together with some tacky glue and painted them green:
I then used mod podge again to attach the pictures to it. Very easy!
To finish it up, I added the lovely phrase and a bow. I don't have any fancy vinyl machines so I just bought stickers in two sizes from Joanne's (again on sale). And I still have more then enough letters left for another project.
The picture frames are not attached. They are just sitting on the top in case there will be more grand kids to add (and no, it's not an announcement :).
So for about $25 I made something very special for an amazing Mom and Grandma (or change it to "Grandpa" for Father's Day :) :
What do you think??
I shared this project with these great parties:
The Shabby Nest
Six Sister's Stuff
I Should be mopping the floor
Homemaker on a Dime
Monday Funday Link Party
To Sew With Love
Under the Table and Dreaming
Elizabeth & Co
Clean and Scentsible
The Real Housewives of Riverton
The Mandatory Mooch
Thrifty Decor Chick
Ginger Snap Crafts