"To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power" Maya Angelou.
I recently attended a High Tea in celebration of motherhood. Dressed in my sunday best, including a colorful large rim hat, I had the pleasure of returning to my southern roots to enjoy a sampling of teas and petite plates and desserts that are must have during a tea service. As a special gift to the mothers, I made party favors for each guest to take home. Each one was unique and handmade.
|Photo courtesy of www.tiffany-powell.com|
Project Plan (For Multiple Frames)
Day 1: Paint Frames
Day 2: Cut Scrapbook Paper (heavy weight paper is more forgiving and less prone to wrinkles)
Day 3: Apply Paper and Embellishments using Mod Podge and Hot Glue Gun
Wood Frame (available at Michael's for $1 each)
Scrapbook Paper (wrapping paper or computer printouts)
Mod Podge (matte finish)
Embellishments (flowers, ribbon, stickers, etc.)
Step 1: Paint the back, side and front edges of each frame. This ensures a finished clean look and provides you with a nice outline to allow flexibility when lining up the paper. The frame will have plenty of time to dry while you prepare the scrapbook paper.
Step 2: Trace the outline of the frame (inside and out) and cut by hand. Since I was making a large number, I used my Cricut machine to cut the size I needed. If you are only making 1 or 2, it is faster to complete this step by hand.
|Cricut settings using round square image were 7.8"x7.8" (Layer 1) and 3.5"x3.5"(Layer 2).|
Step 5: Apply embellishments using hot glue gun once the Mod Podge has dried.
Yes, I planned ahead and made an extra one for my mother. Now, I must find the perfect photo of the two of us to make this gift truly special.