Wedding song gift idea

Hey friends! Let’s welcome today’s guest Vanessa from See Vanessa Craft. She’s sharing a super fun and unique wedding gift idea. Take it away …

Hey guys, I’m excited to be guest blogging here! Thank you so much to Jamielyn for having me on her fabulous blog. So, my little cousin is getting married next month and I unfortunately won’t be able to attend her wedding. Because I can’t be there, I wanted to let her know that I was still thinking about her on her big day, so I came up with this wedding song gift idea. I asked her to email me her first dance song lyrics, which a friend of the groom wrote for the couple, and I turned them into a frame where she could put a photo of their first dance in. I love how it looks like abstract art from afar, but up close you can see that it’s lyrics to a memorable song. I hope she likes it!

Supplies:
Frame
White Mat
Pencil & Eraser
Ruler
Acid Free Scrapbooking Pen

Instructions
Step 1: Holding the photo mat how you will be placing the photo inside, mark the mat lightly with dots every 5/8 of an inch down the side. Use a pencil for this.

Step 2: Using the dots as a guide, draw a light line with a pencil horizontally across the mat every 5/8 of an inch.

Step 3: Using an acid free scrapbooking pen, write out the first dance song lyrics on the mat. Use the lines as guides to help keep your writing straight. I didn’t use punctuation or capitalization in my writing.

Step 4: Go back and erase the pencil markings.

Step 5: Place the mat and photo of the couple’s first dance inside the frame. You can place an engagement photo inside the frame as a place holder if you give this gift before the wedding.

I’m Vanessa and it’s my mission in life to spread my love of hot glue guns and glitter to others. You can find my crafty ramblings over at See Vanessa Craft. You can also find me on facebook, pinterest and twitter. When I’m not crafting something up, I’m busy chasing after my 2 year old son Logan. Some of my favorite projects include my son’s woodland themed nursery, his 2nd goldfish themed party and a poinsettia burlap wreath that I still have hot glue gun scars from (but it was worth it).

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Jamielyn Nye

Lifestyle expert, Pinterest tastemaker and blogger at iheartnaptime.com. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Bethany posted on August 14, 2012 at 6:19 am (#
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    I love this idea!

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  2. Vanessa @ See Vanessa Craft posted on August 15, 2012 at 8:37 am (#
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    Thanks so much for having me!!

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  3. Britty posted on October 1, 2012 at 8:53 am (#
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    This is so funny! I was going through your gallery, I came upon this website through sugardoodle and I saw this, which is what I made someone for a wedding gift in August! Except I’m computer savvy. So I bought a frame that had a mat, at Walmart, for under $15. Then, I used my computer skills to print the song on cardstock in such a way that it had the 5″x7″ picture space in the middle. Printed it out, used one of those small art knive things to cut out the picture space and used a glue stick to glue the cardstock to the mat. It was for my father-in-law and his new bride. They called the moment after they’d opened it and were amazed and had been crying at how special it was. Of course it helps that they’re a bit older and don’t realize what you can do with a computer :P But I’m glad they love it and I’m glad I made something so cool!

    I think it’s awesome that you had put this up around the same time I was making my own!

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