Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Finished Product

I finally finished my mom's Christmas present...and since I am THE WORST at keeping secrets, and am pretty confident she lost the link to my blog, I think I am safe to share!

So here is the final product, a beautiful quote about grandmothers, flanked by a baby picture of my mom, and then one of A. I know she will love it, not because I spent hours making it, but because no one knows where A's beautiful curly hair came from...until now. Apparently my mom hasn't looked at a baby picture of herself in years, but they have the exact same center curl with random curls catching the light everywhere else.
The perfect quote

Gigi as a little girl

Our little A

The Finished Product

Here were the steps..
My supplies

some beautiful paper to go behind the quote

Mod Podge-ing the photo onto the canvas

Then a heavy coat over to make sure it would stick

Covering the canvas where the quote will go
The dried photo on canvas (then a little black paint on the edges to make it look old)

I used contact paper and my cricut to cut out the letters and stick them on the canvas for the quote

Then I spray painted it all black....

and peeled off the letters to reveal the scrapbooking paper underneath
All ready to attach the ribbon

and voila!

And a big thank you to Pinterest, for my inspiration!
Daily Mom


  1. Those are absolutely fabulous! I'm so glad you shared them with me! Don't you LOVE making things for people??? Great job!

  2. Wow! I LOVE it!! Great job!!! And I really like that quote!

    And yes, no question what side of the family she is from! :-)

  3. That is absolutely gorgeous! I always see gorgeous things on blogs and wish I could make them, LoL. I keep saying one day...but never get to them. Great job!

  4. What a great idea and a beautiful gift for your mom, she is going to love it!! And, not just because you made it, but because it is gorgeous!!! I'm so glad I found you on Bloggy Moms!! I'm now happily following to see what other great ideas you have!! Thanks!!


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