At the beginning of the year, my Best Friend had her first baby! I wanted to do something special, and had found various ‘New Mum Survival Kits’ that has things like pennies’ so you never run out of money and elastic bands for keeping it all together – which were cute but in my mind weren’t in any way shape or form practical.
So I took this idea and decided to make it into a keepsake, and spell out their baby’s name using fun objects that had a silly meaning.
I started off by choosing my pieces, and then put together an image in a square shape saying what they were all for, in the end I chose
Money – as you’ll need every penny
Elastic Bands – for when you feel stretched to your limits
Buttons – for keeping everything together
Marbles – for when you feel you’re losing yours
Matchsticks – to keep your eyes open after all those sleepless nights
I arranged it to fit in an 8×8 shadow bow, mainly because I thought a 6×6 would be too small and anything bigger wouldn’t fit on an A4 sheet. Then I assembled all my objects into the word Logan (which is baby’s name in case you hadn’t guessed)
Having done this, I then went in search of a frame to put it in – and failed – miserably.
The only frame I could find was a black one that already had an image in it – I had a lovely image of a nice neutral frame to match the nursery that my Bestie’s had prepared, so I thought, what the hey, I’ll just make this one look pretty!
I just love upcycled stuff, it’s so much fun!
Below is a step by step with what I ended up doing!
It turned out to be a little harder than I’d hoped as the frame was glued together, so there was a lot of yanking, but I got there in the end and I’m so happy with the results!!
Have you ever had one of those moments where you just can’t find what you’re looking for, so just make it yourself?