So, on our wedding day, Michael and I had a jar and some cards out for our guests to write little tid-bits of advice for us as newlyweds. I forget the idea that we had for when and why we'd read the bits of advice, but we couldn't wait to read them once we got the jar home. I remember laughing at some of the advice and knowing that some advice is exactly what we'd expect from certain people. I also remember tearing up at how heartfelt some of the advice was, that was the greatest day of our life and we still marvel at how great it was...anyway, with all that said here is my little Friday afternoon project.
This is the jar holding the advice. It's been sitting on our nightstand since it made it home from the wedding. We have looked at it, but not as often as we'd like.
I got an idea when I saw these frames that I had lying around that haven't been put to use since I moved to Lancaster. You can see that they need another use. The light bulb went on.
Enter a pair of scissors, scotch-tape, and some paper that matches the detail the cards had. I am sure there is a better thing to use than tape, but I am using what I've got!
The first step was taping 2 pieces of the colored paper together and then tracing the mat the frame already had to get the correct size of paper I could mount the advice cards onto. I just traced around the mat and then cut out the paper.
Next, I arranged the cards on the mat in a way that I could make sure they were easy to read at a glance.
Add a little tape to the back, and continue with all the cards. It was best to lay them out before I started taping so that I knew how many I could fit in the frame.
I repeated the process with the 2 other frames I had and viola': some new art work for our bedroom walls.
I am sure why you are wondering why I am sharing this since you probably don't have advice cards from your wedding, but you may have something else that can reuse and give new life. I have some other frames that need new life so I am thinking of writing some of my favorite recipes out and framing them for the kitchen. Of you can use frames to give your child's art work the display it deserves! I feel like I've become more "crafty" in my days and I will continue to post my masterpieces!