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DIY: I Love You Because frame

Hi, hi LOVELY Living Creatively readers!!!

My name is Kassi and I write over at Truly Lovely, an 'all things lovely' blog written by me and my sister, Kayli!

Kayli's on the left, that's me on the right. And that pic pretty much sums us up... Baking, then enjoying a delicious cupcake, all with paint on our hands from our current room makeover... ;) Anyways... I am so excited to have the honor of sharing with you lovelies today!!!

Just so happens, I have a SUPER easy craft for you!

So, my husband and I celebrated our one year wedding anniversary on July 9th!! Whoot! Did you know that the traditional gift for the first year of marriage is paper? I scoured the interwebs and finally found something for my husband that would fit the paper description...

An I love you because... frame!

This craft only requires a few steps and inexpensive materials!

Materials needed:

  • Picture frame (I got mine at Wal-Mart for $3!)

  • Spray paint (if you prefer a different color for the frame)

  • Sanding block (again, if you plan to paint the frame and like the ruffed up look)

  • Dry erase marker

  • Two magnets

  • Glue

  • Photo or printer paper

  • This one is so simple I prefer not to insult your intelligence with a complete play by play. ;) But basically you spray paint the frame (my frame was black and I preferred a dark brown for where it would be displayed). I ruffed up the edges so a little of the black showed through for a more rustic look. Then I designed my print out in Word, printed it on photo paper and stuck it in the frame.

    I used E-6000 glue to glue one magnet onto the frame itself and another onto my dry erase marker. Now there's a marker handy anytime either of us wants to write on the glass!

    Please excuse my horrible handwriting... I was in a rush before the hubs came home! haha! I displayed the frame in our bathroom so each morning we can leave one another sweet messages. ;)

    Thanks so much to Jennifer for letting me share today! Hope to see you dolls over at Truly Lovely sometime soon!

    Happy crafting lovelies!
    blog post by Kassi at Truly Lovely


    1. what a super cute idea, and it looks pretty simple, too! :)


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