One bit of huge news around our house is on May 1st my mother and step-dad sold their house in the Orlando area and bought a house here in Tampa only 6 miles away.
My mother and I haven’t lived this close to each other since I moved out at 18. I was super excited about it and so were the kids.
My mother’s birthday happens to be April 29th so I really wanted to make her both a nice birthday present and a housewarming gift.
This is what I came up with
This is how I made it
The base is a pine board 24 in x 36 in that I got from Lowes. (The original length of the board was 6 ft but I cut it in half).
I sanded it and painted it with semi-gloss white paint we had in the house.
I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the vinyl letters and leaf motif border. All of it I designed in the Silhouette Studio software. The leaf motif borders I purchased from the Silhouette store. They were quite reasonably priced.
The hand print hearts were the toughest part. The paint is red semi-gloss paint. Each heart consists of one of the kids hands. Lil ‘R is on the left and Wee Rose on the right.
|Lil ‘R did great with his. Nice and clear no smudging. He also didn’t touch a thing as I got him to the sink to wash off the red paint.|
Wee Rose didn’t do as well in the smudging department but it still worked out.
I drew the heart shape around myself to finish them off.
The last thing was to add the wire to make a hanger. I used eyelet hooks that are screwed into the top and picture hanger wire. Then added the 2 bows to cover up the eyelets.
Her reaction was priceless when we gave it to her. I’m so glad she really liked it!