Here is a fun and easy tutorial, a follow-up to the gift basket I delivered this week, on how to make a customized frame as a gift for just about anyone.
I went to my happy place - Joann Fabrics - and found a fun, inexpensive frame to start with (always remember to bring your 40% off coupon!) and a wood cutout of the word "Angel". You can use any cutout word that you like or buy single wood letters to spell anything you want.
I started by going to a well-ventilated area and spray painting the Angel cutout in a light purple.
While that sat outside and dried, I went to work on the actual frame. I used just a bit of fine sandpaper to make sure it was nice and smooth before painting.
Once the frame and cutout was dry, I affixed them together with wood glue and decided that the frame needed a little something extra, without going overboard. Yes, I have the tendency to add a ton of glitter or colorful gems to whatever project I am working on. But in this case, the recipient was described as a little less flashy so I went with a very simple angel in the corner. Using a purple gem for the head and drawing the wings and body with a white paint pen, it looked exactly as I had hoped!
And finally, the finished product...
Today is the birthday of the girl that I made this for so I hope she enjoys her gift basket and has a wonderful day!