DIY: Hanging Glass Frame Memory Box (Great Gift For Her!)

Hey, beautiful people – today’s post is going to be something creative. Hell yeah, get excited!

So, in case you didn’t know, we’re currently in Cyprus for my mother’s birthday trip. This posed a couple of issues for me – the main being that it is, in fact, my mother’s birthday. Which means gift selecting, shopping, wrapping, etc. etc.

Absolutely beautiful and easy gift idea for her (great idea for a DIY gift for mum!) a little memory box.

Now, I love buying gifts. I love the look on someone’s face when they open a gift I’ve given them to discover “wow . . . this is actually something I like”. It’s like I own a small piece of their happiness; they’re now indebted to me and when I make my move to enslave the human race my army has pre-recruited soldiers.

So today’s DIY post is an incredibly cute room decoration, yes – but it’s also a great gift for a mother!

What are we making? Well, if the title and featured image didn’t give it away . . .

How To Make A Memory Keepsake Gift

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You will need:

  • Glass frames
  • Flowers – either pressed or live
  • Photos
  • Paper
  • Pens

And that is it!

I picked up these gorgeous, vintage-looking frames from Amazon for under £10 for a pack of two.

Set of Two Double Glass Photo Frames – Amazon UK – £8.99

1 Photoframe – Amazon US – $12.99

What You Need To Do

Step 1: Collect your goodies. You can buy pre-pressed dried flowers from places like Amazon and craft stores, press your own flowers – or you can use live ones! The photo case will press them together anyway. (Here are some if you want to buy: Aliexpress – Pressed Flower Set – £3 / $2.50 – Free Worldwide Shipping)

Step 2: Position the items. You don’t just want to chuck them in there and create something sad, boring and unaesthetic; we aren’t basic bitches.

Step 3: Jazz it up, if you’d like! You can jazz up your little composition with other things too – glitter, polaroids, etc. I wrote my mother a tiny little birthday note and stuck a terrible photo of us in.

Step 4: Close the photo frame and enjoy the product of all that hard work.

This was just a quick and easy DIY – but what a gorgeous gift! You can keep it simple as nice house-hold decoration, or you can personalise it to make it a truly special keepsake. Originally, this was going to just be a pressed flower tutorial . . . but the possibilities just wouldn’t let it happen. I tried to keep it clean and minimal, but there was an insidious voice whispering “but this will be so much more fun” and, well, this happened.

That being said, I think that this makes such a thoughtful DIY gift – every aspect can be thought out and planned.

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In the end, I actually bought my mum two tickets for Book of Mormon (I’ve been and it’s hilarious!), a bullet journal that I set up and left tips etc. in and a tattoo session for her birthday! Here’s hoping she enjoys it!

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Speaking of enjoying things, I hope that you enjoyed this ‘lil post. Did you like the DIYs – would you create them or anything like them? Let me know your thoughts below!


62 thoughts on “DIY: Hanging Glass Frame Memory Box (Great Gift For Her!)”

        1. All I can think of with Cyprus is olive plantations and thousands of years of olive oil… and more recently conflict with the Greeks?
          I am sure the history is incredibly rich.

      1. I’m not a huge fan of making arts and crafts, I feel like I really lack the artistic touch, but this seems so easy and they look great! This is such a great idea I;m definitely going to keep in mind once I start decorating my new apartment@

      2. I have never seen this idea before! Thanks for the inspiration – wish I hadnt gone and bought all my presents now (trying to be prepared). Does your mum know what tattoo she wants yet? xx

      3. Aww, that’s so sweet!! 💖 I love giving gifts to my parents, too. And the smile that you see from them when you give your gift… super priceless. Super worth the effort (and the money haha)!

      4. This is so sweet! I haven’t made a DIY gift to someone in a long time I think. The one that sticks out to me is when I cross-stitched something for my best friend when I was like 12 LOL (I wonder if she still has it actually..) XD

      5. Ahh, that’s an awesome idea!! Since you make diys, can u do me a lil favour?? It’s my bestie’s birthday tomorrow and I can’t think of what to gift her, so could you please share some diys?? 🙄 please reply soon!!!

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