Now that it has been received, I can share what I made for my first Pay It Forward project. I made a bow holder for A Frugal Friend.
It all started with this little frame:
I took the glass out of the frame, and spraypainted it with many, many coats of a glossy white spray paint.
I taped off most of the glass, except for a strip across the bottom, and added scrapbooking letters.
I gooped on lots of etching cream, and then rinsed it all off and dried it.
For the inside of the frame, I layered two colors of blue cardstock, some pretty striped vellum, and a picture of her daughter. (Face edited out for privacy.) I topped the corner of the frame with a hand-tied blue bow hotglued in place.
I finished it off with two 24-inch long strips of grosgrain ribbon to provide a whopping four feet of bow-hanging storage!