Friday, October 5, 2012

I Love You Because...

I had seen this on Pinterest and thought I would give it a try!

This small, inexpensive craft has seriously changed my relationship with my husband for the better.  We are both much happier and feel loved, all because of 5 small seconds of time in the mornings.

(Sorry for the crap picture.)

  • Frame in size of choice
  • Scrapbook paper (2 or more designs)
  • Mod Podge
  • Dry erase markers
  1. Choose the background for your project and cut it to size. 
  2. Use a die-cutter to cut out your phase (or, if you're way more awesome than me, you can freehand or stencil.)
  3. Put a thin layer of Mod Podge over the place your phrase and any embellishments you have will go, and quickly place them. Seriously, yall, this stuff dries FAST.
  4. Once placed and glue is dried, cover the entire piece with 2 layers of Mod Podge and let dry.
  5. Pop into frame, and display in a place you and your significant other will see everyday.

I went totally cheap-o on this project and used a beat up Wal-Mart frame I had lying around. I touched it up with some black craft paint and then put 3 coats of sealant on it for protection. 

Every morning before leaving for work Matthew leaves me a little something to wake up to, and then I return the favor for when he comes home. Sometimes it's a sweet little "because you make me the happiest person alive" and sometimes it's a simple "because you take out the trash without complaint." It can be silly! One morning I woke up to "because you have such a funny way of saying things!" meaning my southern way of saying "oil" and "Monday" (pronounced without the "i" and "Mondee").

It's my favorite thing to wake up to. I didn't realize the spring it would put in my step. After an argument, when I'm still pretty agitated, I make it a point to look at it and remind myself how trivial the stuff we argue over is. I mean come on! I have a man who loves me because make the bed every morning! :)