It’s almost Mother’s Day!
Mother’s Day is pretty close to my mom’s birthday, so that means I can cheap out and do a combined present! This year me, and a few of my siblings (the more useful, or procreating ones) gathered our favorite photos of our kids (I almost wrote ‘our photos of our favorite kids! HAHA) and I created this:
A nifty picture frame! I’ve seen these all over the interwebs and I knew it would be the perfect present for my mom! It’s so easy that I just figured it out on my own- so there is a chance that there is a better tutorial online, but it probably isn’t as funny as this one, so don’t bother searching. Heh.
Let’s get to business! You only have a few days to make one! Although, I’m sure you could use this as a gift for anyone. Who knows? Maybe your mom isn’t the best, and you don’t want to make her a sweet display to show off her 13 grandchildren. Well, if that is the case you should
go to family counseling make one for yourself.
All you need to create this cool display is a big, empty frame (which you can find at any thrift store for cheap!), some string (I used some pretty white and green cotton, but you could use hemp or twine), some mini clothes pegs (which you can get at any craft store), some hot glue, and some cute pics of your ugly kids. I don’t know why I needed to say that. I’m sorry. That was out of line.
The first thing I did was I marked the spots that I wanted to hang my photos- I used a pretty big frame for this one, and I wanted 4 rows of 4×6 photos to fit. I think this would be really cute with wallet- sized photos on a smaller frame too!
And then I came up with a safer, better way to do it! I enlisted the help of…
my pal, Buttons. Buttons sacrificed his life to prevent me from burning myself again and to help keep the string tight and stable. Just make sure the button doesn’t jut out farther than the frame does, or else you wont have a nice flat surface for hanging.
Keep using this method to attach both sides of your string to the back of the frame, making sure to keep the string tight, and pretty soon you’ll have something like this:
Those are some cute kiddos, hey? It would be so fun to have 13 grandkids. Reason # 34 to have a big family I’d say 😉
There you have it! This is one of the quickest and easiest presents I’ve ever made! I’m sure you can think of a perfect person to make one for. How awesome would it look with photos and other neat things from a vacation or honeymoon?? So many ideas!
Before I sign off, check out my favorite child:
Happy Mother’s Day-crafting and white-water rafting!
Tired, but happy brain,