Hey there Everybody!
I hope your week is going great. :)
So, as you know from my blog, instagram, and facebook pages I love to create things. Wedding gifts are no exception lol. My Sis-In-Law celebrated her wedding day back in May of this year and I made the newly weds a gift but couldn't post it till they'd opened it.
Now that they have it in their new home and on their wall, I suppose I can share it with you all :D
I walked all over Michaels looking for just the right thing to alter and guess what I found?
Just the right thing of course! lol
While this was pretty great just as it was (minus some embellishments lol)... I knew she had loved the Special Day card I had made them. I had used the Charlotte Compliments by Close to My Heart and I wanted to keep their gift in the same color theme.
I thought about using acrylic paint, but I really wanted something a bit tougher since it is an interactive piece of home decor. Lucky for me, my local Lowe's was having a half off on their paint samples, so I took the package of Compliments in there with me and decided on grey and white. I kinda wanted to keep it neutral.
I took all the hardware off; even the magnetic part and got to painting.
I do have a video up on my Youtube of the steps I took to create this gift, if you are interested.
Once I painted and dried a few coats of gray, I added the white. I painted it on and used a dry paper towel to wipe it off. This left me with a vintage/distressed look. Once dry, I replaced the hardware.
I took some Recollections clips, E-6000, and some wafer thin magnets and made the clips magnetic. These hold the pics up great.
Getting my hands on some pics so soon after the special day wasn't the easiest thing, but I was able to mat them and keep them all in the color theme once I had them.
Here's a pic of me and my creative mess : )
I did buy some Recollections flowers from Michaels as well. Yes, I could've made them by hand, but I wanted to get this done, packaged and ready to send out.
I did end up using several of my leftover Charlotte Compliments as well as My Mind's Eye, Fancy That, 6x6 paper pad.
I made these clips specificaly so that as time went on and they made more memories, they could add or replace the pics.
I got a message from my Sis-In-Law saying she'd received the package and that it was perfect; matched her house perfectly. and also, that they were just talking about how they needed a solution to losing the house and car keys all the time lol.
So glad it was helpful for more than just pics : )
If you haven't tipped the brave scale and tried to alter an item yet, I highly recommend trying. It's a very forgiving process and the end result can be great in many different ways : )
Thanks for stoppin' by!
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