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DIY | Honeymoon Fund Frame

July 18, 2014

Cash is king, so save your Benjamin’s. But do it in style by making yourself a rendition of this darling “honey fund frame”! I don’t know about you, but I feel like the ‘honeymoon fund’ is the perfect replacement for the money dance. Less cheese, more cheddar. Strategically leave this frame out at all your wedding events, from your engagement party and bridal shower to your wedding… and gently encourage your guests to donate to the cause – you celebrating becoming Mr & Mrs! Believe me, with a handmade detail this attractive the dollars are sure to start piling up!

How to make a honeymoon fund shadowbox savings frame!
How to make a honeymoon fund shadowbox savings frame!

SUPPLIES:

  • top-loading shadowbox frame (must!)
  • picture for the frame
  • gold Sharpie paint pen
  • pencil
How to make a honeymoon fund shadowbox savings frame!

Purchasing a “top-loading shadowbox frame” is a must for this project! It not only looks good but it’s incredibly functional! We got ours at Michaels.

How to make a honeymoon fund shadowbox savings frame!

On a scrap piece of paper, practice writing your phrase…

How to make a honeymoon fund shadowbox savings frame!

Using your Sharpie paint pen, carefully write/outline your phrase right onto the glass!

How to make a honeymoon fund shadowbox savings frame!

Made a mistake? Not a problem, easily clean the paint pen off the glass with nail polish remover. I keep straight up acetone in my cabinet which works like a dream but some non-acetone removers might not work as well.

How to make a honeymoon fund shadowbox savings frame!

Acetone dries in a split second, so you can quickly get back to your design.

How to make a honeymoon fund shadowbox savings frame!

Once you are happy with the outline of your design, carefully go over it – shading and filling in areas to embellish the font.

How to make a honeymoon fund shadowbox savings frame!
How to make a honeymoon fund shadowbox savings frame!

CRAFTERS TIP // You have to wait until the paint dries on the glass to go over it again, otherwise it will just lift itself up. Good thing it dries quickly!

How to make a honeymoon fund shadowbox savings frame!

Carefully slide the top open and make your deposit!

How to make a honeymoon fund shadowbox savings frame!

Mentally, it’s exciting and rewarding to watch this money pile up and know that soon you’ll be able to spend it!

How to make a honeymoon fund shadowbox savings frame!

Dollar, dollar bills – ya’ll.

How to make a honeymoon fund shadowbox savings frame!

As with all our DIY tutorials, if you create one of our projects please send us a picture or a trackback – We Love Seeing Your Creativity! If you use Instagram or Twitter please use the hashtag #SomethingTurquoiseDIY. Happy Crafting!

DIY Tutorial Credits

Photography + picture of the beautiful waters of Sorrento, Italy: Studio 11 Weddings // DIY tutorial: Jen | Something Turquoise // gold Sharpie and top-loading shadowbox frame: Michaels // nail polish: Essie – Ruffles & Feathers


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