As Frankie mentioned in his post, we agreed to gift each other with handmade items for our 2nd anniversary this year. My husband is incredibly handy – me, not so much. So with that in mind, I knew I was going to have to come up with something meaningful, since me and jigsaws don’t jive.
As usual, when I am looking for some DIY inspiration, I hit up my good friend Pinterest. Every now and then, when I see a cute project, I’ll pin it to look at when I’m feeling creative (and when I have spare time…needless to say, that board doesn’t get looked at much ;)). I came across an adorable little project (click here for step by step instructions) for embroidered wall decor. I wanted to incorporate a memento from our wedding for his gift, so I decided to do a framed, embroidered piece of both our wedding location (New Orleans) and our honeymoon location (Maui), since both spots are very near and dear to our hearts.
Here is the finished product:
I plan on hanging a photo from our wedding, as well as one from our honeymoon, next to these that hang in our foyer. I will update with a picture when the space is done.
I also gave him a photograph that my son Jackson took of us last year. I had the photo printed on canvas, then frayed the edges. I then mounted and framed it. This will hang in our bedroom…..another space that still isn’t quite complete.
So there you have it! I spent a total of just under $50 for this project. I highly recommend other couples giving handmade gifts. There’s an element of love that goes into the labor when you’re creating something for your spouse. I may have to make this a tradition!