Friday, September 03, 2010

1988 Confirmation Keepsake

I am so excited to share this idea!  

Andrea, a customer friend of mine is traveling back to Norway to meet her extended family.  Before leaving she and her mom and sister decided to make pressed flower gifts for each of the relatives they would be meeting.  Originally she decided to make pressed flower glass "sun-catchers," but then she came upon this wonderfully unique idea - embellishing copies of her great-grandfather's confirmation certificate from 1888 with pressed flowers, and framing them.  

Adrea emails: "We made 30 of these 5x7 frames with Bachelor Buttons, Potentilla, and Feverfew (they smelled like a lovely herbal tea when they were drying)... I did most of the flower pressing in the Microfleur, and my mom and sister did most of the artful gluing onto the documents, to highlight his name just right!"

Stunning.  I can't wait to hear about her family's reaction to them!

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Blogger Elizabeth said...

I forget what these "frameless" frames are called, but they are available at Ikea.

2:00 PM  
Blogger Rebekah Smith said...

these are beautiful, elizabeth!:-)...

let us know what the family thought:-)...i'm sure they will be treasured!:-)


6:53 PM  
Blogger Homemanager said...

Great idea! How are you doing, Elizabeth? Been busy pressing Summer flowers? Hope you are well!

10:53 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Hi Karen!

Yes, I've been pressing flowers and also planted a larger vegetable garden this year, and along with taking care of kids and aging parents I've been busy, but blessed. Hope you are well too!

2:08 PM  
Blogger Homemanager said...

We are on the same page! everything that you mentioned...and like you, I am blessed! The Lord gives the strength for what is before me, so I keep going!
Joy to you!:D

9:07 PM  
Blogger Annie said...

Very cool idea! The frameless frames are also at Kohl's.

ps...I'd like to feature your blog on my facebook..k?

6:48 PM  
Blogger Artfulmama said...

WOW!!! What an interestingly creative idea!!! I really love it...!!! Checking out your website!!! Aloha!!

2:41 AM  
Blogger Bonnielynn said...

this is so cool !

7:37 AM  

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