In a previous post I admitted that I hadn’t updated my blog because Jay and I had been working on projects that were going to be Christmas gifts. Now that they’ve been given I can show off what was given to our mothers.
We had received a catalog in the mail where you can get a bazillion different things personalized. As I was looking through it I asked Jay if he could make something similar to the item that I spied on a page for home decor. It was a wooden picture frame with a saying that was lit from behind with a bulb. Instead of a saying, though, I told Jay I thought it would be better with an actual picture.
He assembled the frames, I chose the pictures and printed them on velum, then he assembled them all together. This is what we came up with:
The picture isn’t the best because I had to get it wrapped and the lighting was all wrong, but you get the idea. This is a picture of Jay and his brother, Justin, on our wedding day. I think it’s one of the few pictures that have been taken of these two together as adults.
And when you plug it in…
So then I found a picture for my mom:
I think that they turned out pretty good. We might do a few things differently if we make any more, but I think that these two turned out nicely.
Not only did we give handmade gifts, but we also received a couple.
First, our friend Dave made this for us:
Then my mom made these for me: