It’s The Adorable Boyfriend’s birthday!
I love that he encourages me to be creative and even looks out for stuff to put on my blog. Forget store-bought stuff! For his birthday, I made him something to remember “us” by — a photo collage of our travels!
- Square photo frame (I got a clear one from Muji, but you can totally use a different frame for this project)
- Card stock
- Pen knife
- Alphabet stickers (Can be replaced with rub-on letterings or rubber stamps. You can also write messages by hand)
My design is a 3×3 photo grid — eight square-shaped photos around a center square-shaped frame, where my message is going to be.
Step 1: Cut eight pieces of card stock, the same size as the center frame. Cut the eight photos a little smaller than the card stock. I used 3mm all around on mine since the black frame was 3mm from the edge of the white card stock backing. The black and white frame came with a pack of scrapbooking materials I got from a craft store. But you can recreate this using card stock, strings, and beads.
Step 2: Glue the photos onto the card stock.
Step 3: Stick on / rub on / stamp / write your message on the center frame.
Step 4: Lay them out on the picture frame.
Quick, simple, yet extra special and made with love!
No couple-y photos for this one. I didn’t want my present to scream “I’M YOUR GIRLFRIEND!!! REMEMBER ME!!!” I *did* include myself from the reflection on the mirror in one of the photos. 😉 Sneaky sneaky!