>Monogrammed Frame

>I am in a wedding this summer, so this is the beginning of “shower/bachelorette/wedding” season…and I’m loving it!  I went to my girlfriend’s surprise bridal shower on Satuday, and it was so fun!  She was one of my bridesmaids in my wedding, and I’m honored to be in hers.

Her fiancรฉe and her just bought a house together, and their colors are so pretty and fresh: light teal/turquoise paired with browns.  I figured I’d make her a fun personalized gift to go along with her new house for her shower:

I started with this thrift store frame:

A Jesus paint-by-number.  I don’t know where you would even buy something like that.  Now, I’m a Christian, and I love Jesus, but I do not think that He was offended that I threw his painting in the trash.  This frame was half priced that day too…so I guess no one else wanted it either ๐Ÿ˜‰

I took the picture out and the glass was DISGUSTING!  Seriously…so gross.  BUT it was able to be cleaned with some good old-fashioned elbow-grease (btw…I hate that saying)

I got these letters at Michaels (the small letters and the initials in their first names, and the big F is for their last name).  I almost reversed the small letters…but then realized I would be advertising fried chicken, and I didn’t think they’d want that hanging in their living room ๐Ÿ˜‰

After this, I got really bad about taking pictures, but it’s not hard to follow along.

  1. Paint the frame and letters the same color.
  2. Put some cute fabric in the frame (scrapbook paper would work too)
  3. Hot glue the letters directly onto the glass
Here’s the finished product:

I think it turned out really cute, and it was really thrifty, so I could buy her things from her registry too!  You know, like towels and place mats.  The boring essentials.

Do you have any fun DIY wedding shower ideas?  I am having a lot of fun making things for her! ๐Ÿ™‚  I’d love to hear some suggestions for future gifts! ๐Ÿ™‚

12 Responses to “>Monogrammed Frame”
  1. Jill says:

    >This frame looks great! I laughed when you pointed out what you'd be advertising if you reversed the letters! I'm sure they'll love it!Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!Hope you have a great week!Jill @ Creating my way to Successhttp://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

  2. >Oh fun!! It seems like all of my posts lately have turned into wedding posts!! I can't wait to see your other ideas! Did you see this post?: http://joyisathome.blogspot.com/2011/02/mr-mrs-mugs.htmlSuper easy and cute shower gift!!

  3. Brandy J. says:

    >I just found your blog and am your newest follower. This is a super fab idea! Thanks for sharing and creating such an inspiring blog!

  4. >Well, for some reason I have an extra set of mr & mrs in pink {i have no idea why! LOL} so if you want I'll send them to you! Just message me your address! And I'll definitely be back for your party tues!!

  5. >What a cool gift!! I love the pretty background paper. ๐Ÿ™‚ Nice work!Thanks for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you'll visit me at Serenity Now again soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. >Very cute! Always fun to give/get a personalized gift.

  7. Jamie says:

    >What a cute idea. I would love for you to share it on More The Merrier Monday's Link Party!!http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

  8. Natalia Lynn says:

    >I love it! Creative, cute, and cheap! I have a linky party today I would love for you to link this baby up! Hope to see ya there!

  9. >That's awesome! (And no, I don't think the Lord would be offended that you tossed the painting.)

  10. >GORGEOUS!I would LOVE to have you link up to my PARTY! WHASSUP WEDNESDAY!!And I have a party button you can grab and put on your blog so your friends can come too:) *ENTER LINKY PAR-TAY Here! *xoxokara

  11. >Thanks so much for linking up to Terrific Under Ten. I love this! Your friend and new hubby are going to love this special homemade gift!

  12. >Great personalized gift idea, Christina! The colors are terrific. By the way, speaking of colors, I really like the new look of your blog. ;)Thanks for linking to the party.Hugs,Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottagehttp://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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