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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Happy Anniversary & a tutorial


My parents' anniversary is coming up and I wanted to make them something special.
Unfortunately, both, my brother and I moved away from home upon college graduation.
So I decided to recreate something I had seen on Pinterest as a gift for mom and dad.

I wanted to make my parents a frame with the city we each live in documented on a map for display in their house.

Here are the materials you need:
  • frame (whatever size you want)
  • scrapbook paper
  • maps cut into hearts (I printed mine offline.)
  • glue stick
This CD frame from Hobby Lobby was perfect in size.
 To make the frame:
1. Cut your scrapbook paper to fit snugly into frame.  Use the insert as a stencil.
2. Align your heart maps on the scrap paper the way you want them. (*Make sure you account for the overlap of the frame in front.)
3. Glue the heart maps down.
4. If you wish, write the names of the cities directly under the map onto the scrapbook paper.
5. Insert everything back into frame.

Voila!
There you have it, folks!


Don't tell mom and dad, but this whole project only cost $5.



16 comments:

  1. That is such a cute idea - I love it!

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  3. I love this idea...and the cost! Thanks for sharing!

    Heidi

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    1. I know it didn't cost much, but the thought is priceless. ;)

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  4. That's quite a cute idea for a little present, thanks for sharing ;-)

    xxx Anita

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    1. You're welcome! I hope my parents think so

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