DIY Easy V-Day Gift [for him or her]

Monday, February 11, 2013

It's that time of year again! Valentines day is upon us & I guarantee a lot of us are scrambling to figure out the perfect gift. I've always been one to cherish handmade or thoughtful gifts over expensive gifts. I mean, OK, I'll totally take that edible arrangement bouquet, but give me something you made & I'm even happier!

Here is a simple gift idea that will totally make the love of your life melt. It doesn't have to be a Valentines Day gift (even though it makes a dang good one!) It can be an 'Anyday' gift, too.

What you will need:
-printed maps from google earth
-glue (stick glue works best, but elmers will also work)
-floating frame (or any frame of your choice)

I've tried to rack my brain & come up with a cute name for this project, but I've got nothing.
Therefore, we'll call it the 'Framed Heart Map'.. - That's really bad. Major points to whoever thinks of a name for this badboy.

Basically, you go to Google Earth & print out a map of each city you & your love have traveled to together. Anywhere works! I printed mine on basic white printer paper, but you could use photo paper as well.

Next, you cut each map into a heart shape. I made all of my hearts the same size, but you could use all different size hearts & that would be cute, too!

Then you will glue each cut out map heart onto colored cardstock. I used about 4 different coordinating cardstocks.

Once the map hearts are glued onto the cardstock, cut them out, leaving a little carstock edge around the map.

Finally, place them in the frame. If using a 'floating' frame like I did, you will position the hearts in between the two peices of glass. If you use a regular frame, just make sure to use a solid background behind the hearts. Then - voila! - you have an easy-peasy thoughtful valentines gift sure to knock the socks (& more?) off your V-day sweetie.

Now I'm just banking on the fact that Jason doesn't read this blog very often ;)
What do you have up your sleeve for Vday?? Do tell!


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4 Responses to “DIY Easy V-Day Gift [for him or her]”

Ashlee :) said...

What a sweet gift!!
No big ideas this year for Valentines day since we are planning a wedding. I'm ready to skip ahead a few months and get married!! :)

Rachael said...

This is an awesome idea!! So creative. We don't have a printer at home, boo! You are so clever. :)

Lauren said...

what a great idea!!! looks great!

Kristin said...

love this idea! so cute