This is perfect timing. My niece’s wedding is this weekend and this month’s Silhouette Challenge is DIY Gifts! This is what I made for the lovely couple.
Hopefully my niece is too busy with last minute wedding details to see this post and this framed photo will be a surprise ; )
Here’s how I made it (warning: this is crazy-simple): First, I stalked my niece’s Facebook page and found an engagement photo (that I adore), saved it to my iPhone, and had an 8 x 10 print made at my local drug store.
Next, in Silhouette Studio, I drew an 8 x 10 rectangle (the size of the frame), then typed and spaced the words within the rectangle. I cut the words out of white vinyl and adhered them to the top glass of the frame using transfer tape. Then I popped the photo into the frame behind the glass. It doesn’t get much easier than that!
This wedding gift only took a few minutes to make and I think they’re going to love it. I love making gifts with my Silhouette because the gifts can be personalized for the recipient. And it’s so fast and easy! Seriously, where can you get a handmade, one-of-a-kind, personalized gift made in just minutes??? I love my Silhouette ; )
I can’t wait to give this gift to the bride and groom, and I can’t wait for this wedding! Weddings are the only time when my entire family manages to be at the same place at the same time. I have three brothers and two sisters; add in their spouses, kids and grandchildren and we total well over 20. Add in the fact that we are scattered over four states then it’s easy to see why all of us getting together is quite a feat!
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Ellen Christian (@ellenblogs) says
What a gorgeous idea. This would work great for an anniversary as well!
Thanks Ellen! And it would work great for an anniversary gift also!
Kelly of Simply Kelly Designs says
This is such a great wedding gift! I love the stalking FB for a photo. I have done that before too. Sometimes a simple gift is the perfect gift!
Thanks Kelly! And you are right, sometimes simple is perfect!
This is such a great idea and a great way to celebrate them. They are going to love it. And every time they look at it they will think of you!!
Thank you Leah!
Pam - GetSilvered says
This is beautiful Jeanie, What a fabulous personalized gift for any couple and a wonderful memento.
Thank you Pam! I hope they love it.
Michelle from Weekend Craft says
What a beautiful wedding gift!
Thanks Michelle! Beautiful and simple – my kind of gift to make ; )