27 December 2012

Home Decor Tutorial - {great gift idea}

My family stays connected through the holidays with our gift rotation. We don't draw names anymore, we just have a rotation so we always know who we have. This year I had my sister, Candi, who lives in Alabama. They are in a new house and I know she loves decorating so I ran with that idea. Check out what I came up with!

I love the way it turned out and how easy it was (it took me about 10 min). Here are the steps I used:
  1. Pick a frame that is longer. I used one with different spots but you could put it all in one opening. 
  2. Find paper that will fit the opening. This would be more difficult if you have a frame that is longer than the size of common paper. That's why my frame made it a bit easier. 
  3. Print or write the words onto the paper.
  4. Find maps of the areas you need. I went to AAA because if you're a member you can get free maps! 
  5. Trace a heart shape around the cities you need and carefully cut out. I'm a bit OCD so this took me the longest. 
  6. Paste the hearts only the paper. I used regular Elmers glue because mine is behind glass but you could use Mod Podge if you needed.
  7. Place it all in the frame and you are set.
With finals, my birthday, and the bowl game I didn't have a chance to do this until I got to Boise. So sadly it did not make it to Alabama until after Christmas so I decided to give it to Candi via Skype. What would we do with out technology?

I miss her like crazy and I love that we got to spend a little bit of Christmas with her. Even if it was over the internet.

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