Saturday, October 29, 2011

Anniversary Gift

Tomorrow we will have been married for one year.


But seriously, its amazing how fast a year can go.

We agreed to stick with the traditional wedding anniversary themes, and the first one is paper.  Since tickets to somewhere fantastic like Mexico were not in the budget, Grayson Boy needs to eat and have some clean diapers after all...I started thinking about what I could make.

The hubs has been saying he wants to start a gallery wall in our front entry way, so I thought that might be a good place to start. 

I saw similar projects like this out there, but I cant find them to link back and give credit. (If this was your idea, let me know and Ill link you up!)

This is the finished product:

Super easy and super cheap.  I bought a frame from Ikea ($9.99), and printed maps from Google Maps of the places we met, the Church where we got married, and our current address.

Then using Word I made the We Met, We Wed and We Love labels. 

After printing I made a heart template, and traced it out on the maps.  Then I made a slightly bigger one to cut out a backing to make the maps stand out a bit.
A little rubber cement later and voila! A super cute custom piece of art.

Oh and the best part...this guy helping me out the whole time:

LOVE that kid. (Even if he does make it really hard to cut out hearts and glue things together)


  1. I'm doing a similar project for my boyfriend for it!

  2. This is soo sweet! I am sure he loved it!

  3. So cute! I just completed the same project for our new gallery wall! It is so adorable! I love it and I am sure your hubby will love it too! Although mine was not a gift, my husband did think it was super neat! Stop by and check ours out!

    Kelli @

  4. This is AWESOME! I love a fresh new DIY idea! Your blog is so cute! Stay Fashionable! Love,Candy

  5. That's so sweet! I love your map idea. Congrats on a successful first year! :)

  6. these are so sweet! i love it girl:)

  7. Such a great idea! So glad you linked up with us and can't wait to see what you link up this week!


  8. i featured this on Tell ME Tuesday!!
    come grab a button if you would like:)

  9. This is so cute !I love it! I would use this and display each city my kid was born in...ahhh....what a great idea and so versatile!

  10. That is so cute! I'd love to make something like that if I ever happen to get married someday.
    Ps - your helper is absolutely adorable!

  11. Love this! Very creative and pretty. I would love for you to link this up with my brand new Link Party which begins tonight on my blog A Mother Seeking. It's all about gratitude and appreciation. Love is certainly something to be grateful for! :) COme on by starting this evening. Please?! Thanks! :)

    Meredith From A Mother Seeking Come find me on my blog, A Mother Seeking...

  12. Meredith, thank you for your kind words- Ill head right over and check it out :)

  13. Very sweet and sentimental project.

    Congrats on your first anniversary, and darling child too :D

    Visiting from TT&J linky party,
    Smiles and thanks for sharing :D
    ~Suzanne in NW Illinois

  14. I 've always loved this idea. You did a great job! New follower here. Would love it if you would stop by and share this at my link party going on right now :)

    Have a great week!!

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