My daughter celebrated her first birthday over a month ago and it is now time for my mom to leave. I wanted to give her something very special that would represent the time she shared with my little family. I saw an ad on Thifty Decor Chick's blog that caught my eye. So I clicked and was taken to Back 40 Life where I saw the cutest project and knew it would be absolutely perfect to give my mom. Even better was the customization. With their products you can choose from different fonts, colors and on the last line you can add a name and date if desired.
I bought two sturdy 10" x 13" frames from Target for $9.99 each. The decals I had ordered from Back40Life were 8" x 10".
When mom wasn't looking I took both children to the backyard, covered their hands with poster paint and let them make their prints on construction paper. This was a fun task for Colten. Not so fun for Libby. It's not that she didn't mind the paint, she just wanted to do a lot more than make a handprint then wipe the paint off!
Following the instructions provided with the decals I rubbed the words on the glass of the frames. It took just a few minutes to do each one.
These really capture how we all feel. They were wonderful gifts, my mom just adored them and they are something that will, when she looks at them, always remind her of the special year we all shared.