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.

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

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!

If you are a fan of cute DIY gifts, make sure to check out my Etsy store!

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!

Peace,

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

  1. kittyp0p – My name is Shannon. I'm Italian, 24-years old, and I've been dating my boyfriend for almost 5 years. I'm a CEO. I have a cat & a frog that I adore. I'm into fashion, self-care, makeup, photography, dance, organizing, and art in any form.

    Such a pretty and sweet idea (:

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Thanks lovely – she really liked it too! And i agree; My future husband is going to need to give thoughtful gifts xx

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Thanks lovely! And I would definitely recommend it – it’s such an easy but cute DIY xx

  2. Positive Obsessions – A 25-year-old master's student studying to be an end-of-life social worker, living in Iowa. My goal is to help readers with mindfulness, personal growth & development, and mental health.

    These look lovely. I need to do one myself!

  3. bombecherise – IMPULSIVE DECISION MAKER, and fan of caps lock.

    What a lovely idea. And can easily be made unique to each and every person. I love it!

    Check out my blog! | suhkyuhluhnt.wordpress.com

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Aww thank you so much! And definitely – you can make it special for whoever youre giving it to x

  4. Nemee – Canada – Fascinated with the way ideas and institutions shape societies and how, in turn, societies shape individuals

    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@
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    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Aha I love a bits of arts and crafts! But yes this is probably the easiest DIY I’ve done so definitely give it a go x

  5. Bayance – Canada – If you're here, that means I liked/commented on your post which means you're awesome and I love your blogs...or you just clicked on my Gravatar for no reason. Anyways, you know what else is awesome? My blog! -> www.bayance.wordpress.com Lol just kidding it's terrible but check it out anyways. And follow me if you want but it'll only take a second. Plus, you're only going to get a notification that I uploaded thrice - is thrice even a word?- a week. So what are you waiting for? Go now! Okay I sound like a commercial. See you around. Bayyy.

    Ooh love it

  6. Hannah – Hello there! My name is Hannah and I am a 22 year old lifestyle blogger who loves travelling, coffee and social media. Welcome to my corner of the Internet.

    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

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Neither had I! And yes we’re getting the seven chakras on our forearm xx

  7. Siyana – Hello and welcome to my tiny piece of the Internet, which I happily occupy in my free time. Please make yourself at home, and I hope you enjoy your stay!

    That’s a lovely idea! I’m sure everybody would appreciate it as it’s so sweet and creative!

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Thank you lovely! It’s such an easy idea but it can be made so personal x

  8. Arundhati Basu – New Jersey, US – The great affair in my life is to travel. I count myself immensely fortunate that my partner shares this passion. We are a team that likes to spend time planning and plotting out places to go. Destination check, flights check, accommodation check, cheesy grins check. Off we go.

    What a thoughtful and pretty set of gifts…your mother would be thrilled to bits! Btw Cyprus sounds like a fantastic way to live it up 🙂 xx

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Definitely do! They’re not expensive either x

  9. JD – Australia – Hi, I’m JD, a writer and artist. I make one-of-a-kind journal treasures that are beautiful, functional, and made with love to inspire you.

    I’ve never seen those frames before. I love them! Such a great idea. I think I could get addicted to them.

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Neither had I until I looked into how to do the whole pressed flower things – but they’re so cute! There are so many possibilities x

  10. Miel – Currently in Abu Dhabi, UAE, Miel is a 20-something lass from the Philippines who aspires to travel the world and become a great writer someday.

    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)!

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Thank you so much lovely! <3 And I totally agree with that – they deserve it, after all 🙂 x

  11. hoiyinli – Fashion Design Graduate of UCA Rochester now working in Communications. I love to create and make art, bring ideas to life, write and read.

    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

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Thank you lovely! And OHMYGOSH, CROSS STITCH! I remember that – what a throwback! We were taught that in primary school! x

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Thank you lovely! She was really pleased with it 🙂 And definitely do try it – they’re such cute decorations!

  12. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

    Thank you so much! She cried when I have them to her….im taking it as a good sign! And yes it’s a beautiful place xx

  13. Daniela Soriano – Daniela Soriano has a Fashion and Textile Design degree from UAA, she graduated in 2014 and has worked as a Childrenswear designer, since March 2016 she created this blog to fulfill that need to create fashion and lifestyle related content, she’s previously been a collaborator for SONY’s Kalixta platform, as well as some other blogs, but it is with JUST LIKE HEAVEN that she’s decided to make it a full time job and take it to the next level.

    They look so gorgeous!

    https://danielasoriano.com/

  14. Apoorva907 – India – I love fashion, travel, hanging out friends . I hope you read my posts!

    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!!!
    xxx

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    These are lovely! I’ll have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing!

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