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..
|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 a big thank you to Pinterest, for my inspiration!