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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Rustic Twig Frame Collage (aka the perfect gift for my husband)

You know how you try so hard to think of the perfect gift for your loved one and the joy in knowing you got it spot on? My kids and I made just the right thing for my husband. It left him speechless and teary-eyed - a true sign that his gift will be treasured for many years to come.

We made him a frame out of twigs surrounding a collage of photos that capture some of our favorite moments of 2013. If you don’t have a printer at home that can print out several pictures at once, try ordering prints from places like Shutterfly.  They have various photo gifts that are fun for the house.
It was easy to make:

Gather sticks (especially fun on a winter's
night hike with head lamps)

Arrange favorite photos on a canvas board.
(We got ours at a local arts consignment store and
trimmed it to fit our photo.) I found it easiest to
print the photos on regular printer paper and then
affixed the photos with a water/glue mix using a paintbrush.

Frame it with larger twigs using a hot glue gun.

Frame the individual photos with smaller twigs. This is a
great way for younger children to help. It has a puzzle
element to it as they try to fit the twigs just right.
If you have empty spaces, you can add your own special touch.
And there you have it, a wonderful memory of the year gone by:


  1. That's a great frame. I'm pinning this.

  2. This is wonderful - glad I thought to see what you've been up to lately..love all the stuff you are doing!!


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