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A Little Valentine's DIY: Under $5

Valentine's Day is upon us! It's less than a week away, and I have a little DIY for you. One of my favorite things to write on this blog has been my little Five Under $5 series. So in the spirit of Valentine's Day and for the love of little gifts with little price tags, I give you the Heart Map.

All you need are a few good memories, a picture frame, some paper and a printer, a little magic from Google, and some basic craft supplies like scissors and glue. And coffee. Never forget the coffee.

Let's get started! Now please remember, this comes from the heart. It's not about perfection. Nothing on this blog is EVER about being perfect! Believe me!
The first thing I did was find the locations of some meaningful memories on Google maps, and printed them out. Then I found a background on google images that I liked.
When you have all that, we can start!

1. Make yourself a little heart shaped template; I used cardstock. You can use whatever you want. Start cutting your little maps out. Look how cute they are!

2. Cut that background out! I used the picture that was originally in my frame as a template. Easy peasy! I printed this background straight from the magical thing called Google.

3. I placed my little images on the background where I wanted them. And with the tiniest layer of glue, I made it permanent! 

Oh, look at that! It's almost done.
And yes, I'm taking this moment to show off our picture. That was ten years and two babies ago.

4. After giving it a moment to dry, I put the Heart Map into the frame! And that's it!

Now not everything about this project went exactly to plan, my original frame was brown -- but it broke! Oops! Work with what you have, and don't worry. 

I hope you love it, I was inspired by about a billion images on Pinterest. Anyone else lose entire days on there? I do! This took my under 20 minutes to make and way under $5.00! 

As always, leave a comment below and tell me what you think! Find us on FB and twitter. 

Happy Valentine's Day!


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