Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Make a cute engagement gift!

Everybody I know is getting engaged and married lately. My future brother in law proposed to a fabulous girl the week after Jeff and I got engaged and my fun loving bestie had a magical Disney proposal just a few days after that!

I wanted to do something fun for them both and I saw this adorable idea on Pinterest that I thought would be really easy to recreate. A ring frame!

 I was constantly misplacing  purposefully leaving my ring in strategic areas around the house. Then a good friend of mine made me (yes, I have crafty friends too!) an adorable ring dish with my future "Mrs" name on the bottom. Now I always leave my ring in the dish and it saves me from having a mini heart attack every time I wake up in the morning!

So along those lines I made my friends custom ring frames!

Things you will need:
A photo frame
Scrapbooking paper of your choice
Computer
A printer
A pin/hook/fixture to hang the ring on

Step 1: Find some super cute frames that suit your needs! Take out the cutesy pictures that come in them.
Step 2: Choose a font that looks right for your frames. Make a square that matches the size of your frame (note these frames were 2 different sizes, hence the difference in size on my publisher document below).

Step 3: The next step you can do one of two ways. You can simply print the square onto your scrapbook paper, or you can transfer the font onto your scrapbook using this technique and then paint or draw the font on for a more handmade look. I did one of each.
Step 4: Cut out the paper and put it in the frame.
Step 5: Get together the stuff you are using to act as the "hook". I used little spools that I painted and hot glued onto the glass of the frame.


You could also use a hook like the one in the picture above and screw it into the frame back directly (obviously you would need to be sans glass) or use a push pin like in the Pinterest inspiration photo. Its up to you! I did it this way because I used paper with writing on it and I didn't want it to bleed if it got water on it, so I wanted glass to go over the paper.

Step 6: Affix your "hook" and you're all done!


 


 My sister had her wedding this past weekend so I'm officially on to working on my own wedding projects! I'm so excited to get started!

Update!
I made one for myself with a push pin and it took me 5 minutes total! I love it!
 

2 comments:

  1. Adorable! I always forget to wear my ring, this is a great idea!

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  2. Thank you!

    Kelcey made me the most adorable little ring dish and I probably would have misplaced my pretty ring by now if I didn't have it!

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