Thursday, April 28, 2011

Mother's Day Idea

Okay, I have been known to copy a thing or two . . .okay pretty much everything. Let's just face it, I am not that original. And surprise: today's craft is nothing different!
I really love the crafts from Makia Creations. But I am cheap, and I know that I could make this for less then they sell it. I made their A few of my favorite things board. I did change the wording because I liked My greatest blessing better for this particular project

My cost breakdown:
Frames $1 apiece - on sale of course - $3
Wood - left over from another project
Ribbon- had one hand
Paint and stain -again left over from another project
Vinyl - had on hand.

So this project cost me $3! Not too shabby right?
 And it was super easy to make, paint wood and frames. Sand and add stain to distress it. Cut vinyl. Apply vinyl. Drill holes and add ribbon.

Okay, so the hardest part was getting the ribbon through the holes. But I made it work. I used pink ribbon because I am thinking about giving this to my Mother-in-law for mother's day and she loves pink. And I thought that it needed some color.
I really liked how they had the pictures hanging at different lengths from the board, so I tried to do that with mine. Probably why I liked it because then I did not have to be so precise about my frames lining up! I could just go with the flow.
Now I just have to add my kids pictures to the frames. Well actually I probably should take some pictures so that they are recent. Let's see if I can get that done before Mother's day!
Oh, and if any of you have tips on how to tie good ribbon bows, PLEASE let me know. As you can see I am not that good at it!

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  1. Very cute idea! I love it!

  2. Love the see it, want it, copy it mindset! :) And your copy is just as nice! Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays doll!!

  3. I would love for you to share this at our Mother's Day link up over at Sassy Sites! We are rounding up ALL the great ideas!! xoxo!

    Marni @ Sassy Sites!


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