Shh. Don’t show this to my cousin. It’s a surprise.
My cousin is getting married! I’m so excited to be co-matron-of-honor in her wedding! I wanted to turn her adorable save-the-date into a memorable keepsake for her.
This was a huge risk for me, I LOVE saving cards and didn’t want to ruin this one. If you’ve ever sent me a picture montage on a card, it’s in a box somewhere. If you’ve ever written a nice message in a card, it’s in a box somewhere. Luckily, my mom offered me her copy so I could save one in the box. (Thanks, mom!)
HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED:
- The save-the-date
- A wooden letter for their last name or a rectangle piece if their card can’t easily be cut into small pieces for the letter
- Scrapbook paper of choice
- Decorative string
- Mod Podge
- Silver paint or paint in color of choice (optional)
STEP 1: WORK ON THE LETTER
First, drill a hole where you want to hang the letter from. Make sure you can match the scrapbook paper to the hole, but I’ll bring that up again later.
This step is sort of unnecessary, I painted the whole letter when I really only needed to paint the sides. I chose silver paint to match the shiny scrap book paper I chose. Make sure you at least paint the sides, but if you want to be extra careful, it doesn’t hurt to paint the whole letter.
STEP 2: PLAN AROUND THE LETTER