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I Love You Because Frame

This DIY frame was made for Making the World Cuter by Kassi Mortensen, our crafty friend of Truly Lovely.Hey there friends!So, my husband and I celebrated our one year wedding anniversary on Monday!! Whoot! Did you know that the traditional gift for the first year of marriage is paper? I scoured the interwebs and finally found something for my husband that would fit the paper description…A I love you because… frame!

DIY Frame

paper anniversary giftThis craft only requires a few steps! And a fewmaterials!Materialsneeded:

  • Picture frame (I got mine at Wal-Mart for $3!)
  • Spray paint (if you prefer a different color for the frame)
  • Sanding block (again, if you plan to paint the frame and like the ruffed up look)
  • Dry erase marker
  • Two magnets
  • Glue
  • Photo or printer paper

This one is so simple I prefer not to insult your intelligence with a complete play by play. ;)
But basically you spray paint the frame (my frame was black and I preferred a dark brown for where it would be displayed). I ruffed up the edges so a little of the black showed through for a more rustic look.

Then I designed my print out in Word, printed it on photo paper and stuck it in the frame.

Traditional Anniversary Gift

adding magnets to a marker

I used E-6000 glue to glue one magnet onto the frame itself and another onto my dry erase marker. Now there’s a marker handy anytime either of us wants to write on the glass!

First Year paper Anniversary

Please excuse my horrible handwriting… I was in a rush before the hubs came home! haha! I displayed the frame in our bathroom so each morning we can leave one another sweet messages. ;)

Happy crafting lovelies!

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Do you give traditional wedding anniversary gifts? What gifts have you given?

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  1. says

    I have looked at doing the traditional gifts every year but really haven’t done much with them. I love that you started doing them right from the get go! It’s a super cute gift too! 

    • kassarie says

       @Tiffany Hewlett Thanks Tiff!! And the hubs has even written on it!!! Makes my day every time I get a new message/leave him a new message! Highly recommend making yourself one! :)