As everybody knows, simple metal ornaments, knick knacks and frames are all the craze at the moment, so I thought I would show you guys the little personalised one I made earlier today. A girl from my work is leaving at the end of this week, and we wanted to get a photo of all of us in a cute frame to put in with her presents, but I just could not find a nice frame anywhere!! But when I was in Card Factory I saw a lovely little framed quote (for only £2.99) and the arty side of my brain started going mental. So this is what I ended up with and what you might need if you want to do one of these….
So obviously you take the quote out of the frame (if you buy one of these) by separating the two panels of glass, or if you can find a nice frame like this, just separate the panels. Get everything that you want to put into the frame and start laying everything in different positions until you find the layout you like.
Once you find the layout you like, it’s time to fill in the space that is left (or just tweak it until you happy with how it looks). I wrote a little quote on the paper tag and also used different colours of paper and a shape puncher thing to make heart and butterfly shapes
Then I scattered them in the gaps. Once you’ve done that then its time to stick it all down! If you don’t like the thought of seeing blue-tack on the back of the frame then you can always stick your items to a piece of paper and then place it on the glass (but I just stuck them straight onto one of the pieces of glass).
Once all of that is done, just pop it back in the frame and either hang it up or give it as a gift.
I know this hasn’t been the hardest of D.I.Y. projects but it is easy, fast and costs barely anything! This whole thing cost me £3.99 (£2.99 for the frame and £1 for the top quote) and everything else I had at home. I don’t know if this will be everybody’s cup of tea but me, I love personalised homemade presents. I think it shows that the person has put more time and thought into what they have got you (but that is just my opinion). And don’t worry this is not all we are getting the girl that’s leaving and there is no chance of her reading this before she gets it because she doesn’t know the name of this blog (and won’t until after her leaving do). Hope this inspires you to put your hands to a little bit of D.I.Y.