Month: February 2015

Giving Up for Lent

“Giving Up for Lent” …. some may read that as “what are you going to give up for Lent?” or you may read it as “I give up from giving up things for Lent”. I grew up in the Catholic Church, which took Lent very seriously. […]

Creating a functional playroom when you don’t have the space

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a home that has multiple rooms that allow you to separate kid stuff from the adult stuff? Some of you may be fortunate enough to have this, but we do not! So, when you need to get creative – […]

I love you because…

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Need an easy DIY Valentine’s Day gift? Or a gift for an anniversary, just because or to show someone how much you love them? Here is a inexpensive, easy and customizable gift to give to someone you love this Valentine’s day…or any day!

Items needed:
Picture frame (any size, recommend 5″ × 7″; make sure the glass is in the frame)
Any color scrap fabric
Choice of scrap paper
Color printer (optional – if you have pretty penmanship you can certainly write on the paper!)
White board marker
Hot glue gun + glue sticks

Directions:

1. Open a Word Document (or grab your pens!) and type up or write out, in the font of your choice: I love you because…

2. Print out, cut to size of frame opening and place in frame.

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3. To make the fabric roses, take the scrap fabric and fold, lengthwise so that the fabric is only about 1/4″ wide.

4. Reserve a small amount of fabric to cut circles that will be used to adhere to the frame.

5. Hold one end and twirl/wrap the remaining fabric around tightly, wrapping it like a flower.

6. Use the hot glue to secure the final piece, trying to secure and glue on the side that will be on the bottom.

7. Use excess fabric reserved earlier to cut a circle that is less than the base of the fabric rose. Hot glue this piece to the base of the flower. This will help secure the rose to hold shape.

8. Hot glue to your liking on the frame.

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9. Take a dry erase marker and write a sweet note on the glass to answer the “I love you because…” phrase and give to your loved one!

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