I made this for my mother for Christmas, but it would also make a great Mother's Day gift. Or Father's Day.
My grandmother passed away last year, not long after Mother's Day. She and my grandfather had a rocky marriage, particularly in later years. So when we came across a picture of them that reminded us of the fun they could have together, it was a precious thing! As soon as I saw the picture, I knew I wanted to showcase it in some way.
I decided to frame it and give it to my mother for Christmas.
I bought a black wooden frame at Hobby Lobby. I wanted it to have some texture, so I covered the backing board with burlap. Used scrapbooking tape to attach it to the burlap, and then I added a couple of clear "family" sticker labels. The flowers I also bought at Hobby Lobby, and put them on with hot glue. This was the result:
My mother absolutely LOVED it. She took it to our big family gathering to show everyone, and they loved it, too. It was a gift she will always cherish.
I wanted to give my father something similar. A few weeks before he had emailed me a picture of his parents when they were young - one of his cousins had unearthed it.
I had it printed in sepia, and made 5 x 7 size. I bought an 8 x 10 frame for it.
I covered the backing board in a piece of textured scrapbook paper that I thought went with the picture and frame perfectly.
Once again I used the clear "family" stickers.
Used another of the Hobby Lobby flowers.
Here is the final result (with my daughters fingers and forehead - ha!):
He loved his gift, also. I loved the way the ornate frame made the simple picture stand out.
So very easy to do, but big, big hits as gifts.
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