With Valentine’s Day coming up soon, I wanted to have a cool idea for homemade gifts for you with stuff I already have laying around my craft room. When I saw two frames on a bottom bookshelf collecting some dust, I knew exactly what I would create. Redecorating old frames is so much fun and often turns out perfectly for thoughtful presents. My botanical fairy photo frame craft is a little messy but totally worth it! And I’m pleased to death over it.
I wanted to come up with a second gift idea that is masculine. I decided to cover one frame with nuts and bolts for a cool geometric look that my diesel technician husband would really like. It turned out fantastic!
I documented the whole thing and edited the short video on the iPad movie app. However, this is where tragedy struck. While I was preparing to save the finished video tutorial to my iPad, I permanently deleted the video clips to create more storage space in my gallery. And apparently, you’re not supposed to do that until you save the finished video compilation from the app to your device. *Insert silent sob* Because otherwise the movie app will inform you that “this project contains clips which have been deleted from your photo or music library”. I didn’t take the proper precautions to back up my device (it was 11:30pm so I’m trying to forgive myself for that), the clips were “immediately deleted”. I.E. non-recoverable. Fail. While I can bemoan the effort lost on the video, I do have a super cool gift for my mechanic husband for Valentine’s Day and the two pictures to show you.
I like this gift idea because you can almost cover a frame with anything! For a friend who loves computers, I would next like to try decorating a frame in loose hard drive bits and scrap pieces. Or for a teacher, glue charms and accessories from the doll house or jewelry section onto the frame. Such as mini rulers and pencils and Mod Podge notebook paper. The sky is the limit. I hope you get inspired!