4 Year Anniversary Present Recap

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

I said I would post about how we DIY for our anniversary, then they crazy weekend came and now that crazy weekend is on it's way out.  I have a ton of pics to put up for the weekend, which I will do later this week.  I wanted to let you know what I got for our anniversary, which was soooo sweet and what I made for Mark, which was way more useful than it was sweet.  I think it would make a great Father's Day gift, for anyone trying to make something for their Dad/Hubs.

So, we follow the traditional calendar for anniversary gifts.  Check the years here.

This year is our fourth anniversary, which equals flowers.  Who doesn't love flowers?  I sure do love flowers but an anniversary requires a little bit more, right? So we decided to mix it up and make each other gifts.  I really feel like this is way easier for a dude.  There are a ton of projects out there, that your wife will love.  In the same breath, it's a lot more difficult for a guy to really great crafty.  

So here we go.

This is what I got:

Super Duper Romatic and precious, right?  I couldn't believe how sweet it was.  He used reclaimed wood, then had a board to represent year zero to four of our marriage.  He dug through pictures to find important ones from each year of our marriage. 

So sweet....I was amazed. All the pictures are attached with cute little metal flowers.

The last board, included a bunch of different pictures that represented our relationship.  Things we had done together, things that represented who we were individually, so many awesome memories.  He actually couldn't fit them all them on there, we have a very full life.  I saved all the pictures he couldn't fit and will work on incorporating them into this present one day soon. 

Here is what I made for Mark:

Yes, that's a peg board, but it looks super fancy, right?  I wanted to make him something that he would use.  I could have framed some pictures of us, in a flower frame, but he could give a shizz about that. So I found this tutorial on Martha Stewart.  She just attached the pegboard to the frame, using the frame clips.  I wouldn't recommend this.  If you hang anything heavy on it, the pegboard could easily come off the frame.  

So here is what I used:

Gorilla glue is the bomb diggity.  Don't use too much though because it expands when it dries and can look icky. 

So that's that!  

1 comment:

  1. Oh how romantic! I love what he made you! So creative! And the peg board is super fun! Thank you for sharing at Give Me The Goods!

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