One of our favorite gifts to give are gifts that the girls have made themselves. The grandparents and teachers seem particularly fond of watching how well the girls grow and become creative. One of their favorite gifts are these easy DIY photo frames. You can make them for any holiday but here we have designed them for Valentine’s Day. After creating them we add pictures of the girls doing some of their favorite activities or pictures of the kids with their grandparents, teacher or other family members we are giving them too. Grandma still has her picture frame sitting on the piano with many other pictures of family members. It’s fun and easy to do and not expensive either!
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Supplies needed for Picture Perfect Valentine’s Gifts
Wooden picture frames (these have hangers on the back as well as table stands).
Embellishments (we hit up the $1.00 aisle at Michael’s and picked up some beautiful owls, birds and hearts)
To make your picture frame gifts
Pour some glue onto a paper or styrofoam plate.
Leave the store insert in the frame to that glue doesn’t get down in there.
Spread a thin layer of glue in a specific section of your frame using sponge brushes. Do not cover the entire frame at once or the glue will dry too fast.
Decorate with pieces of tissue paper. These were in red, pink, peach, cream, white and a light brown-almost euchre color. As you can see in the top of the image above you can twist the papers to make them “bunch” up for a more floral or three dimensional look. I was in a mosaic mood so that’s mine in the center.
Work your way around the entire frame. You can alternate or form designs. Whatever looks good to you. We then took an wooden owl and placed it in the corner. The girls used the hearts.