Elijah’s Framed One Year Project
In an earlier post, I share with you the pictures that I took of our son every month for his first twelve months. Check out that posts here if you missed it. Basically, I lay him down on a blanket with one of the wooden letters that I made for his bedroom wall. At first it was all six letters next to him, but that soon proved to be a complicated affairs, so I’m glad that I also took pictures of him and just the E because that was the one that ended up lasting all twelve months.
While we were in Texas this summer, I wanted to makes something really nice for my in-laws since they had to wait over a year to meet Elijah. What would be better than summary of his first year of growth?! I bought a frame from Khols (a very simple frame that could be made if you had all the DIY equipment – even an old window frame would do perfectly for this style project) and then printed the pictures that I had taken of Eli. I attached the pictures to black paper because I wanted them to stand out against whatever wall my mother-in-law chose for the frame. Each photo was attached with miniature pegs to two rows of twine that ran across the openings in the frame.
Here is the final product…
I was more than happy with it, and my in-laws LOVED IT!
I loved the final result to much that I will probably make something similar for our home in China.
I don’t have access the fancy store like Khols, Hobby Lobby or Micheals over here, so I’ll have to get really creative. Of course, I will let you know what I make and find.