Wednesday, October 7, 2015


 Easy, Quick Up cycled Gift
   
 So every year Christmas gifts for my mom and mother in law, is a combination of store bought and handmade. Last year my niece requested that part of her gift from us be handmade. I am happy to fill that request.... NOT beacuse it's cheap..but beacuse I love handmade gifts..I appreciate them....The thought of someone putting their time, creativity and love... it's just priceless. So here is what I came up with.....



      Aint it cute!!!  This was super easy to make and might I add ..frugal!!! Supplies I used was an old wood frame, a sheet of scrapbook paper, chipboard or cardboard, paper trimmer or sizzors, pearl trim, paint, brush, a wooden "J" and some embellishments. The glass was removed from the frame. Which was perfect for the wooden letter...it added demension..made it pop!




  I trimmed my paper and chipboard to fit in the frame...


   
Added them to my freshly painted frame...this lovely blue is Pool Blue by Apple Barrel.

  Next I painted the wooden "J"....layered it on top of a white heart doily. Added a big bling piece in the center. Ran some pearl trim around the frame and the top of the "J".

   I made a cute bow out of a piece of fabric. In the center of the bow I ran a piece of the left over paper..then ran some pearl trim...just an added touch.


   Finished it off by adding a super sparkely chipboard "dream". And thats it! A super cute ...simple... fun gift....