One of my baby cousin’s recently got married on the beautiful white sandy beach in Mexico and because I couldn’t be there, I wanted to make her something special to let her know that I was still thinking about her on her big day. The groom’s friend wrote the couple a song to be used for their first dance. Because the song is so special to the couple, like most first dance songs are, I decided to use it in my project. I took a plain IKEA frame with a thick white mat and wrote their wedding lyrics on it. So simple and meaningful. I want to do this with my own first dance song lyrics when I get a chance.
Pencil & Eraser
Acid Free Scrapbooking Pen
Step 1: Holding the photo mat how you will be placing the photo inside, mark the mat lightly with dots every 5/8 of an inch down the side. Use a pencil for this.
Step 2: Using the dots as a guide, draw a light line with a pencil horizontally across the mat every 5/8 of an inch.
Step 3: Using an acid free scrapbooking pen, write out the first dance song lyrics on the mat. Use the lines as guides to help keep your writing straight. I didn’t use punctuation or capitalization in my writing.
Step 4: Go back and erase the pencil markings.
Step 5: Place the mat and photo of the couple’s first dance inside the frame. You can place an engagement photo inside the frame as a place holder if you give this gift before the wedding.
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