I've been making gifts for my kids for a while. I have one I will share for Pinterest Monday that I made for my daughter's birthday. Today I am sharing what I made for a young couple's wedding. After checking out their wedding registry, I noticed the colors of the towels they selected for their kitchen, and the overall colors for the house. Then I visited her pinterest board and found some ideas there too.
While looking for something at Big Lots last week (never found it), I came across a packet of coordinating scrapbook papers in just those colors and patterns.
Ken had cut me some 12 x 12 fiber boards for a craft project I did for our church's ladies night out. I had a few of those boards left. They were already painted white on one side.
I selected three of the papers and mod podged them onto the boards, then top coated them with another coat. Next time I would use spray adhesive, because I had trouble with bubbling after the top coat. No matter, I got most of the bubbles out, and covered the others with strategically placed photo mattes and flowers.
I turned them into scrapbook pages for the wall. They can be hung horizontally, vertically or individually however they like. Sorry about the picture quality. I was in a hurry to leave for the weekend and had to go with the available light on a cloudy day.
I'm happy with how they turned out. Although store bought gifts are nice, and registries make it easy to select something, the gifts that were made for me are the ones that I especially treasure. What about you. Do you like to make homemade gifts?
Until next time keep craftin' and smilin'!