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Love Notes – DIY Frame

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I’ve decided to hop on the “I love you because…” bandwagon.
This craft is so popular, I don’t know who to give the original credit to.
It’s a never-ending love note.  The glass in the frame makes it dry erasable.

The Supplies
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picture frame
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paper (scrapbook paper, wrapping paper, printed paper)
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dry erase pens, crayons, or pencils

The Directions
You really don’t have to go out and buy a fancy frame.  You can buy a cheap one or pick one up from a thrift store or yard sale and give it a makeover. I bought a plastic $3 frame from Walmart.  It started out black, but I wanted it white.  Easy fix? Spray paint! Unfortunately, a big gust of wind blew some grass and dirt onto my last coat of paint, leaving little bumps. Sigh.

Decide how your want your “I love you because…” image to look.  You can use scrapbook paper, regular paper, wrapping paper, or really any kind of paper. Even fabric. I used scrapbook paper and stickers for my letters.  You could also write the phrase on your paper or print the whole thing out.

Put your paper in the frame, and use a dry erase utensil to write your love notes!

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I decided to use kids’ dry erase crayons.  They aren’t as bold as markers, but are much easier to clean up, especially if the words get stuck on after awhile. I also like that they come in a variety of colors.

I upcycled a food container to hold the crayons, sharpener, and eraser cloth.  I covered it in coordinating scrapbook paper and painted the cardboard rim black. You could also put magnets or velcro on your pen and the back of the frame to keep them out of sight.  Since I have a bunch of crayons, I wanted a container for them.

These are so easy to make, I might start giving them as gifts – weddings, anniversaries, Valentines Day, and birthdays!

My final cost to make this project was just under $4!  The crayons cost an additional $3 and change.

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Book Boxes

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I made these lovely paper mache book boxes over the weekend.  For the most part, I’m happy with how they turned out.  If I had had a little more patience, they would be better.  BUT I’m probably nitpicking – a constant problem with a serial perfectionist!

Before Picture
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Here’s how they started.  I bought 2 sets of 3 books from Hobby Lobby.  With my 40% off coupon, it didn’t cost very much.  (head over here to learn about savings)
I used 3 different techniques to liven up these books.
I love how the distressing makes them look like old, much-loved books!  If only they had that great book smell!

After Pictures
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I’m working on a bigger project of making new nightstands for T and me.  These books will be part of that final project.  I hope my vision all comes together in the end!

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