I thought I would share with you the idea I had for my husbands Valentine this year. It was super easy and fun to make and it was free –ish (it would be totally free if you didn’t frame it) First you need to create your crossword, I like to use puzzlemaker.com. They have lots of puzzles you can make but I picked a crossword, so I could make it really personal to us. I just filled it with random facts from our lives together and a few inside jokes. After I made the crossword I copied and pasted it into my PrintMaster program and added all of the extra clip art. I printed two copies one for him to solve and one to frame. The one in the frame I printed on photo paper, that’s why it’s so shiny. Puzzle-maker (a different site) lets you print out a solved copy of your puzzle too if you wanted to frame the answered one.
Then I found an old document frame that we weren’t using anymore. Forever ago I had painted it white so today I just added some black paint. Wondering how I made the design in the paint? I used a cupcake wrap kinda like a stencil and sponged some black paint over the top. Cause nothing says Happy Valentines like black paint.
I’m very happy with how it turned out and I really hope he likes it too!