Monday, April 7, 2008

Months of the Year Photo Frames

I can not take credit for any of this project. My mother-in-law and sister-in-law did all of the hard work.

When I was expecting my boys, I asked my mother-in-law if she could paint a picture frame for each month of the year. I wanted to hang them over the changing table and then put a picture in it each month that represented a special holiday or milestone that happened that month. The first four months of the year were pictures of me and my ever-expanding belly.

My mother-in-law is a fabulous artist and can paint anything so I bought wood frames for $1 each at the craft store and she did the rest. She painted each frame a base color, then painted items that are associated with each month and also painted a wood cut-out and glued it to the top center of each frame. My sister-in-law added the name of each month in the bottom center of each frame. The frames didn't come with glass so my mother-in-law put a piece of plastic sheeting into each frame. She also added a saw tooth hanger to the back of each frame.

Overall, I would say the project cost $20-25 dollars and I'm thrilled with the results. Everyone who sees my sons' rooms comments on the picture frames. I've seen these frames in catalogs for $320 for the set and I'm glad I got mine for a fraction of that cost!


Unknown said...

Would she be interested in selling a set?

Anna said...

Hi, Tara! No, unfortunately she does not make crafts for sale but thank you for asking :)