I love little gifts that are quick and easy, but still handmade. This is one of those gifts.
As a scrapper, I truly believe in the importance of photos, as I think we all do. I think that a great photo in a personal frame makes a great, lasting gift. I used to just buy frames, throw a picture in it, and call it a day. Now, however, I have decided to alter the frames or at least create cute little mats.
Just wanted to share how I do it…
First, I pick a frame with a pre-made mat. This makes the whole process 110% easier.
Next, I used my adhesive on the inner and outer rim of the mat and cover it with paper.
Using a craft knife I cut out the inner and outer edges of the mat.
For this one, I then decorated the mat with some embellishments. My frame was for a 5×7 photo, but had a 4×6 photo. I used a coordinating paper to line the back of the mat to add the photo to.
Finally, I added a little flower and my photo and put it all together.
I honestly did all of this in the span of about 20 minutes over my lunch hour.
I just think it is a fun and pretty way to not only give a photo, but to give a little bit of yourself as well. It is another one of those “little touches” that I think adds to any gift.
Thanks for reading and I will be back with more ideas!