With Christmas right around the corner, I figured I’d share something that I made for the grandparents. There’s only so much that you can buy for another person… I know that personally, the older I get, the more I appreciate things that are meaningful or experiences, rather than material things. So we try to give meaningful gifts, especially where the grandkids are concerned, since our families live far away.
I found this pin on Pinterest and I loved the idea. But I didn’t know what either of our fathers would do with a wooden plaque… so I decided on a picture frame instead. I’m not great at coming up with ideas on my own, but I can always put my own spin on them!
So I first traced the picture frame on the back of the scrapbook paper to make sure I got the right size. Then I Mod Podged the frame and put the scrapbook paper on, making sure it was even. Next I Mod Podged over the top of the scrapbook paper and onto the sides of the frame to seal everything in.
Then came the tedious part- Stenciling in the letters. I used a Sharpie to get the letters traced on, and then connected them where there were gaps and colored them in. Paint would work too, but the letters were so small I stuck to the sharpie.
Since both our dads like boating, I used the anchor stamp to put a little anchor off to one side, and then I used THIS PIN to make the fun, nautical looking knot out of jute. I made the strings a little long so I could wrap the “rope” around the frames.
If you use a sharpie like me for the letters, make sure you spray seal the frame afterward, otherwise the letters will smear. Just trust me 😉