A Valentines Gift

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Are you looking for an inexpensive Valentines gift to give to a family member? Or maybe just a way to get your house ready for the upcoming Holiday?

I recently made a cheap and easy picture frame. I thought that I would share a tutorial.


Materials needed:

  • $1 wooden frame from Michaels
  • Old book
  • Scissors
  • Mod Podge
  • Black and red paper

       imageStep 1. Tear pages from an old book. (That is always the saddest part.)

 imageStep 2. Cut pages into squares. My squares were about 2 in. x 2 in.

    imageStep 3. Apply Mod Podge to your wooden frame.





Step 4. Lay squares on top of the frame. Notice how my squares are bigger than the width of the frame? I did that so I could just fold the paper over, covering the inside and outside edge of the frame as well. Once everything was glued down, I put a coat of Mod Podge on top as well.






    Step 5. Add some hearts!







Step 6. Add some LOVE! I used my circuit to cut these letters out. My circuit will cut out any font in Microsoft Word. The font I used was French Script MT. If you don’t have a circuit, you could just print off the letters using Microsoft Word.

Easy. Easy. Seriously after I got the idea in my head- five minutes later it was done. Maybe I could stretch that to ten minutes if you count the time it took to have my circuit to cut out the letters.

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This one is on my Mantel.


I also made one as a gift, and put this picture inside. Can you guess who it is for?

Ethan Month 9 

I heart Valentines Day!



  1. I love your love frame. I need one for my grandson's picture. He is about the same age as your cutie.

  2. Ooh! I like that! Plus, I'm so excited that I get to be your first follower! Yay!


  3. Did you make your banner? I like it a lot!

  4. What an adorable frame, I think my mom would love this with a photo of her granddaughter in it!! Thanks for the great idea!

    Kelli @ loveoursimplelife.blogspot.com

  5. Thank you for your kind comments.

    Emily, yes I did make the banner. Maybe I will have to do a tutorial on that soon.

    Miranda, thanks for being our first follower!

  6. aw such adorable ideas!! Thanks so much for coming and linking up to handmade tuesdays @ ladybug blessings!

  7. I featured you on Love Get Crafty today!



  8. very cute! Love the frame, and the cutie in the highchair :)

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