Still looking for cheap, easy DIY gift ideas? Yeah, me too. Here’s one of the ideas I came up with for hubby’s dad. He absolutely loves photos of Little Crafter, and I got a really great one of the two of them together at an Orioles game this summer. I wanted to make it a little extra-personal, so I came up with this idea. LC calls him “Poppy,” and of course you can never find gifts with that name on them…it’s always “Grandpa,” so I decided to do it myself!
STEP 1: Clean your glass.
STEP 2: Position adhesive stencils.
I actually found it easier to do when I left the glass inside the frame. That way I could use the edge of the frame to help me line them up, and I knew that none of the letters would get cut off by the frame when I put it together.
STEP 3: Use sponge dauber to fill in stencils with paint. Remove while wet.
STEP 4: Once your paint dries, you can insert your photo, and voila!
I also used the same technique to make a special Christmas gift for my friend who has three gorgeous children. I got a frame that holds three photos, “borrowed” some of her pics from Facebook, stenciled their names, and ended up with this.
What do you think? Easy?
4 You With Love says
What a great way to personalize a frame…and on the cheap! 🙂