I have been meaning to make these for a while, I have 3 more in the garage just waiting for finishing touches. I first saw these Frames (or Recipe Holders) while I was in the salon one day waiting for my turn. They were selling some there and of course my thought when I saw the $30 price tag was obvious, "I could totally make that!!" I looked online to see if I could find these - I assumed they had been done before. I found the exact same thing at Shanty2Chic. I bookmarked it and kept hoping to get to it one day. I decided that day would be the end of the school year and these would be my teacher gifts - perfect! So I went to Hobby Lobby and Home Depot and picked up some supplies.
Here's what I got:
Ignore the larger piece of wood that is actually not the one I ended up using
From Home Depot I bought a piece of wood that was 2"x8"x8 feet. I had them cut it down to 11" and I believe this cost me less than $3.
From Hobby Lobby I bought:
A piece of wood to use as the stand
Wooden knobs for the top
Small wooden paper clips
You will also need spray paint (I chose black)
Here's what you do:
Start by sanding the edges of the larger piece of wood. Then glue pieces together with E6000 and leave to completely dry.
Spray paint, you may need a few layers.
I then lightly sanded some of the paint (as suggested by Shanty2Chic) I don't think I sanded enough and I may go back and do some more.
I found a design to use and used my Cricut to cut it out of vinyl.
Added a picture of my handsome and oh so very sweet "Little Man" and that was it.
Yup - that's right I made one for me and none for the teachers. I started these projects right before I went into the hospital for my surgery and wasn't able to complete it. By the time I got out of the hospital school was over and then there was my recovery time....
So, I have one finished and I love it! I have three unfinished just waiting for me to get too...soon.