Thursday, May 29, 2014

A unique wedding gift on a budget

Its wedding season! That means engagement parties, couples showers, bridal showers, bachelor parties and bachelorette parties. That means.... Gifts, lots and lots of gifts. My older brother is getting married this Saturday and I wanted to get them something unique. My sister and I were brainstorming and she sent me a picture of this super cute framed last name that her boyfriends mom had made for him. 

Great idea, but I didn't have the time to order one. I decided I would do it myself. I started out by looking up what letters I wanted to use on Pinterest and saved them to my computer. I just opened a word document and saved their last name in a black and white scheme and a colorful scheme. 

In the end, the colorful version won out. I printed them out on thick card stock (2 per page) and cut them out. The only thing was I needed to find something to frame them. I originally wanted to pin them to a piece of wood but I didn't have the time to cut, stain and sand the wood, so I had to find a frame. My mom and I searched hobby lobby hi and lo. We finally came across the perfect shadow box with burlap backing, which was perfect, because they are using burlap in their wedding. 

I bought decorative nailhead pins and little flowers to use to jazz it up. 
I love it so much that I am going to make one for us too! 


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