Have I ever happened to mention how I feel about a certain little website called Pinterest?
I just love the abundance of amazing, crafty ideas out there!
A while back, I saw this super cute idea and pinned it:
I thought it was so simple and so sweet, and the best part is how you can change the message as often as you want by using a dry erase marker.
But I just hadn’t gotten around to making one yet.
Then, last week I won a giveaway.
I got to choose my favorite print from andiejaye’s Etsy shop!  {You may know her from her awesome blog Crayon Freckles}
Here’s the one I picked:
a loving heart 8x10 inspirational print
I thought the message on this one was so beautiful.  It is just the kind of thing we’re trying to teach Little Crafter and it ties in perfectly with what he’s been learning about the fruit of the Spirit.  I decided that the best place to put it would be in his little “classroom” downstairs where we’re doing his preschool lessons.  I figure every good classroom has fun posters; this can be one of his!  When I went downstairs to try and find a spare frame to put it in, to my surprise, I found not one but two matching 8×10 frames.  Immediately, I thought of the Pinterest idea I’d been wanting to do.  So, I ran up to the craft room and got to work.
Materials: photo frame with glass {can be any size; mine was 8×10}
scrapbook paper cut to size of frame
coordinating cardstock
printed words “I love you because…”
photo of your choice
I just laid mine out like a scrapbook page but left the right side blank so I had plenty of room to write.
You can really do anything you want; any colors you like or whatever works for you.
Then, I put it in my frame and wrote a few reasons that came to mind right away.
I think it’s perfect because Little Crafter’s favorite question at this age and stage is, “WHY?”  If I had even just a penny for every time I hear “Why” in a day, I’d be set for life.  Our conversations go like this:
{actual conversation we had in the grocery store}
LC: “Why does that cheese look like dat?”
Me: “It’s mozzerella cheese.”
LC: “Why do you use it?”
Me: “You use it on pizza.”
LC: “Does daddy use it on pizza?”
Me: “No, he doesn’t”
LC: “Why not?”
Me: “It would make Daddy’s tummy hurt.”
LC: “Why would it make daddy’s tummy hurt?”
Me: “Because he’s lactose intolerant.”
LC: “Why is he lactose intolerant?”
Me: “Because that’s the way God made him.”
LC: “Why is that the way God made him?”
Me: “You’ll have to ask God.”
I love him like crazy, but sometimes he makes me crazy with all those “why”s!  This, however, is one why question I never mind answering: “Why do you love me?”  I’m going to have fun coming up with new reasons and changing them for him.  Seeing his face light up when I showed him for the first time and read him these three was priceless.  I can’t wait to hang both of these up in his classroom; I think the love theme ties them together just perfectly and will remind him of what’s most important in our home.
PS – Don’t forget about the Falling for Crafts Challenge: link up your centerpieces here and check out all the fun inspiration!
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16 comments on "Pin"-spired

  1. Amanda Joy
    September 12, 2011 at 2:06 PM (4 years ago)

    So cute, I will have to make a sign like that for my kids.

  2. Jamie
    September 12, 2011 at 3:51 PM (4 years ago)

    Aw! I have that same thing pinned…or bookmarked… one of the two. I used to bookmark like CRAZY until I found Pinterest, and now I PIN PIN PIN! I looooove it!!

    Your version of the craft is lovely. Good job!

  3. Terry
    September 12, 2011 at 5:32 PM (4 years ago)

    Congrats on your win. :) I love both of those signs,…love your twist.

  4. Meagan
    September 12, 2011 at 8:41 PM (4 years ago)

    Such a cute idea! Everyone could always use a few little reminders of why they are loved, this is perfect for that.

  5. Babblings and More
    September 13, 2011 at 1:01 AM (4 years ago)

    Cute blog! Thanks for visiting! We are your newest followers!
    Briana @ babblingsandmore.blogspot.com

  6. Kim
    September 13, 2011 at 1:25 AM (4 years ago)

    Those are adorable! I am going to have to try my hand at that one! Thanks for the follow I am following back!


  7. Amanda Anne
    September 13, 2011 at 3:12 AM (4 years ago)

    So cute! I’ve officially ‘pinned’ it myself!!

  8. Lindzena
    September 13, 2011 at 3:19 PM (4 years ago)

    I’m OBSESSED with pinterest. And I’m officially following you now!

  9. andie jaye
    September 15, 2011 at 3:59 AM (4 years ago)

    aww..you’re so sweet! thanks for the shout-out! and that frame you made is so cute! would love to get a little tour of his classroom!

  10. paige
    September 16, 2011 at 4:16 AM (4 years ago)

    So cute! I have this pinned too! I think your idea would be perfect for my brand new linky party!

    Creative Genius @ http://www.thecreativepaige.com!

  11. The Doodler
    September 19, 2011 at 2:10 PM (4 years ago)

    I love this idea! And your frame & photo is so cute. I want to feature this tomorrow on my blog, it is too great not to share!

    Brie from darlingdoodles.blogspot.com

  12. Nicole@Thrifty Decorating
    September 21, 2011 at 8:23 PM (4 years ago)

    Thanks for linking to Thrifty Thursday! I put this on my FB page today! :) It is such a sweet idea!

  13. paige
    September 22, 2011 at 3:53 PM (4 years ago)

    I have the same thing pinned on Pinterest, too! I love it! Thanks for linking up to the Creative Genius Link Party! I’d love to see you link up again tomorrow!


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