Monday, September 7, 2009

Housewarming Gift


My brother-in-law and sister-in-law moved into their first home a couple of weeks ago. When I bought this black floater frame from Kohl's on clearance ($3.99!), I thought it would work well for my sister-in-law's decorating style. I was going to print their last initial on scrapbook paper and frame it, but my husband suggested doing a monogram instead, using their first initials and last initial.

I went online to dafont.com and found a neat (free!) font in their intitials category. I played around with the size of the letters and ended up making the side initials 200 pt type and the center initial 300 pt type. I used daisy scrapbook paper (Daisies are my sister-in-law's favorite flowers.) and printed the letters using my home printer. I used my little paper cutter to trim the paper, cleaned the glass on the frame, and mounted the paper between the two pieces of glass.

Here is the finished product! I realized their initials are the same as ours...and I like it so much I want to keep it - but I won't! This was a fun, simple craft that I think will make a nice housewarming gift. It would also make a nice Christmas present.
Do you have a favorite housewarming present you have given or received?
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12 comments:

Maggie said...

How cute!

Annie said...

It looks fantastic.

heidi said...

Very cool! I wanted to do something like this for my sister & brother-in-law when they got married, but never thought to use a frame like that! Thanks for sharing!

Nancy said...

That is so cute and something I could do. Thanks!

Nancy

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

I scrapbook, too, so I always have plenty of extra paper lying around. I really need to get creative and start doing cute stuff like THIS with it!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Adorable! I love monograms. This would be a cute Christmas gift, or even something for ME! ;) Visiting from Kimba's party. :)

The Persimmon Perch said...

Great idea! I love dafont too!

ani @ kindness on her tongue said...

pretty!

The DIY Show Off said...

That is so pretty! I love it! Great job!

Roeshel

kirstin & jordan said...

what a great idea... we have three weddings to attend in the next 6 weeks- this would also make a great wedding present. :)

myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

how clever! thanks for sharing!
gail

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

This is seriously such a great idea. I want to make one for myself. I didn't realize that dafont had a monogram section! I'm excited to check it out!

 

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