diy sonogram keepsake frame

Happy Monday, everyone!

I have been quite busy lately (which kind of explains my disappearance), but I bring you a supremely easy project that is sure to suit any nursery, be a lovely way to announce a future baby, or serve as a sweet baby shower gift!

I think I might even give these to each sets of future grandparents for Christmas this year. :)

Well, let me get on with it.
While in Chapters Indigo, I was in the baby section (which still feels strange to walk through for some reason), and I came upon this adorable ultrasound keepsake frame. 

It came with several captions to place in the window below the ultrasound, such as ‘bun in the oven’, ‘coming soon’, and one of my favourites ‘love at first sight’. 
At the whopping price of $30, I set out to re-create it for less.
Using an IKEA RIBBA frame that I got for $5 at a 50% off sale, some scrap booking paper, Martha Stewart labels, double sided tape, and our ultrasound picture, the process was simple:

I already cut my paper to size (making sure the scrap booking paper was large enough for all the edges to hide behind the photo mat), and secured the sonogram picture with double-sided tape.

Then I used double-sided tape to carefully secure it. It helped to place the matting over the picture to make sure it was aligned the way I wanted before taping it down.

Then I just added my faaaave caption to one of Martha’s ready-made labels (which I love and have used on all of our storage containers in our kitchen).

The final product (nicely atop my favourite storybook series, Scaredy Squirrel, and a cute owl gift from my brother and his fiancee):
a closer look…
Easy. Peasy.
Better yet, the total cost?
- Ikea frame – $5
- paper, tape, labels, and marker – $0 (already had on hand)
-a cute way to cherish our little guy (did I mention it’s a boy? :) – priceless.
I’ve also gotta say that I’m liking the extra colour on my version; it’s also giving a sneak peek at one of the nursery colours we’ll be using!
Another possibility with this frame is that it would look amazing as a set a set of three (or more!) all showing different stages of growth with the baby, and all with equally adorable captions underneath. 
hmm… something to think about!
Well, I hope your week is off to a great start! :)

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