So, where did we leave off? Like a month ago…geez, sorry!
I had a box that, size-wise, was going to work great to just set my newly made frame (check out part 1 of this memento to get caught up on how we got from California to married and then from Curacao to a little driftwood frame), trace the inside edge and cut.
Really, I couldn’t even at least get my pen tip on my already traced line so it would kind of look like an action shot? Guess not.
As you can see, my cutting wasn’t perfect. But, my plan was to wrap the cardboard with the brown napkin so it didn’t really matter. I only had to make sure that the cardboard wrapped in napkin was 1) big enough that there were no “air gaps”, meaning that there were no spots I could see in between the frame and the napkin to what was behind it and 2) small enough that it could be wedged in and cover all of the shims so only the driftwood part of the frame could be seen from the front.
It was just a process of trial and error really.
I also decided I didn’t need to cut the napkin. I just wrapped the cardboard and used some pins to pin it tight on the back side.
I did play around with ways I could layer the veil so I wouldn’t have to cut it, but I liked the look of only one layer of the tulle so I ended up cutting a piece that I could then just pull tight and pin to the napkin and cardboard.
I had these ribbons in my stash.
The cream colored ribbon I used to wrap my bouquet (read: three hydrangea blossoms I cut that day from a bush in the front yard of our house) of hydrangeas together and the green ribbon we strung our rings on for our youngest nephew to carry as ring bearer.
Truth be told, the ring bearer action…including the green ribbon…only happened at wedding #2, but I’m including it anyway. Because…I had this idea to make it kind of like a charm necklace.
The charms include a very inexpensive, but very sentimental, ring. One Joel had given me almost 9 years previously and that I had worn on my left index finger everyday since…I’m not really a switch up my jewelry sort of gal….clearly. :/
And there just so happened to be the perfect rusty nail in the driftwood frame I could tie my charm ribbon to.
The cream ribbon was long enough that I could just use it as sort of a boarder, just folding it over at the corners and hot gluing…
Please excuse the dog hair stuck to the glue gun. :)
I then used the same embellished pins I used to hold my bouquet together on wedding day to add one more fun corner detail.
I cut out meaningful parts of each of the cards we received that day and randomly glued them on top of the ribbon.
If you don’t know, or remember, why we only got 4 cards at wedding #1, here’s the refresher.
And then, I made what I think is a cute little “framed” picture…other than that stupid house right between our heads. :)
I just cut off a couple corners of one of the cards we received, squared them off, and then cut a square to size from the lining (Yes, it was one of those fancy shmancy cards with a lining layer! We have fancy shmancy friends.), glued it on the bigger square and then just hand cut the picture of us with rounded corners to fit.
All in all, I’m left with another FREE and uber-meaningful addition to our gallery wall.
She fits in so well right below one of my favorite pics from wedding #1.
Have you ever made a frame out of driftwood? If you want some tips, check here.
If you did happen to do anything fun with your little wedding mementos I’d love to see it. Feel free to post it on my Facebook page. :)
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