WOOD BLOCK PHOTO FRAMES
NOT JUST LIMITED TO MOTHER’S DAY
Mother’s Day is fast approaching and we have such a easy and quick craft to make. Grab your cup of coffee, tea or whatever and pull up a seat to find out more about it.
Mother’s are pretty special people, right? I mean really, we wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for them. Not everyone is fortunate to have a traditional biological mom to grow up with (I didn’t), but most of us have a “mom” figure in our lives and they are just as important. They keep us accountable and love us regardless of the messes we create. Being a mom I totally get that.
You’ve Come A Long Way Baby
If you think about it mom’s have come a long way since the 50’s. You have the Donna Reed, Leave It To Beaver, and I Love Lucy shows that all depicted stay at home moms. They took care of the house, kids and had dinner on the table at a certain time every day.
Then if you zoom right into the year 2016 moms are doing everything. Cooking dinner, caring for the house, taking care of kids, and working full time jobs to help make ends meet. Don’t get me wrong, some woman want and like a career, but if you’re a mom, you now feel like you need to be supermom – doing it all. Especially us control freaks – right Wiebke?
Slow Changes & Baby Steps
I have to admit that it is nice to see dads playing a big part in their children’s lives today. They are not limited to just being the bread winners. The stigma of being that type of dad is lessening and society is becoming more accepting of stay at home dads and working moms. Where responsibilities are being shared by both parents and you can decide who does what in your family dynamics and not worry about what others think. Seriously, we should all be too busy to care about what others think. . . .
Honoring Your Mom
To help honor our mom’s – all types of moms (grandmas, aunts, sisters, friends), we have an easy and quick wood block photo frame that only takes minutes to make.
They will love this frame where the pictures can be changed out as children and grandchildren grow up. Wiebke and I made the frames to put our own mother’s photos in them. Wiebke’s Mutti passed away a few years ago so she is displaying her cherished mom’s pictures in her wood photo frame. I am fortunate to still have my mom with us and I am already displaying my wood photo frame on my family tree shelf – a place of honor. I am also planning on gifting my daughter-in-laws with wood block photo frames and putting pictures of my grandchildren in them. My granddaughter helped me with the research and was excited to make one for her mom as well. So, if you have little ones that like to get into the thick of things then this is a perfect quick and easy craft to do with them.
Enjoy using your creativity to create your own unique design for the loved one in your family.
The really nice thing about making this wood block photo frame is that you can choose the size of the block of wood you want to use and the size of the photo to go in it. One thing you want to make sure of is that you choose the right width (no less than 1 3/4-2″) of wood so that it stands on it’s own.
Wood block, wood stain or paint, a paintbrush, a staple gun or hot glue gun, jute, twine, ribbons and embellishments if you wish.
- Sand the rough edges on the wood block.
- Using a paintbrush to apply stain/paint to the wood block.
- Wait for the wood block to dry – about 30-60 minutes.
- At this point you may want to add an additional coat of stain or paint, if so add additional drying time.
- Apply the twine/ribbon/jute to the block and secure it with the staple or glue gun. You can either apply it crisscross, or you can just apply two or three strands of jute lined up toward the bottom of the block. Use your imagination.
- Add your embellishments to the front of the block and this project is done.Note: Disclaimer
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Love & Hugs,
Denine & Wiebke