One of my favorite things that I did for my wedding was getting all of my amazing bridesmaids their gifts! I really wanted my present to them to be something special, not just a bag with their name on it, or jewelry that they were supposed to wear. I wanted them to get this gift, something that they could have for their rest of their lives in their homes (hopefully) and when they saw it thought, "ah, Terri gave that to me when I was in her wedding" which would hopefully bring back great memories of a fun time together. That's the emotion I shoot for when I buy someone a present.
Granted sometimes I'm lazy and you will get a candle from Bath & Body Works. Opps.
Anyways, the idea for their presents came from a mirror that I had made years before out of on of my Grans antique picture frames. See, Gran used to be a photographer and IS a hoarder (for real she could be on that show. Minus the trash - she ain't trashy.) so she has hundreds of antique, gorgeous, one of a kind picture frames. Everyone always comments on my mirror and I thought, "hey, that would be an amazing gift that I'm pretty sure all of my bridesmaids would A. Like, B. Use, C. Keep" so I enlisted my Gran & Mom to help.
The first step was BEGGING my Gran to let me have 9 frames. (Shes a HOARDER, she wanted to keep them.) So, I held back the whole truth and told her I was going to sell them and make her money. My mom totally went along with this because she thought it was a great way to get rid of 9 frames!
Long story short: Gran allowed this and she helped me put wire on the backs so they could hang. This was a really fun time with her and makes me miss her so much. We used to do all kinds of things together and this was one of my favorite bonding times with her. I need to be a better granddaughter and go pay that gorgeous woman a visit.
Yes, that is Red, Shag, Carpet.
Gran hard at work while I'm taking pictures
Yes, those are wood paneled walls - Is that a bald spot?
I swear I'm wearing shorts
Here are the finished products!
They are all spoken for but would you buy one? We are going to make more and sell from $30.00 & Up. What do you guys think?
11x14 - This is frame #10 if you're counting (I had to have this baby in my bathroom)
I guess Gran & I have more in common than I thought:
She has got Red Shag carpet & I got a Red couch hmmmm.