She does a great tutorial on this here. I am not going to repeat it. Check her post out and then stay awhile. She has a lot of eye candy you will enjoy.
This is my version. I am so very pleased with how it came out. Here is what I did differently. My frame came from my stash of thrift store frames, After measuring, I went to my computer and created a document that was 11 by 17 (knowing that I would be cutting the end off to fit the frame.) Then I selected my font and started typing away all the things I was thankful for. I cut down a piece of tan construction paper to 11 by 17 and put it in the printer. I printed it off and then stuck it in the frame. I used by Silhouette digital cutter to cutout the word grateful. I used white contact paper. It is much cheaper than the vinyl sold to go with digital cutters. I stuck the word to the glass on the front of the picture and there you have it.
If you don't have a digital cutter, you could easily print out the word and place it under the glass. Then you could trace over it with glass chalk paint. Same effect, different method.
I hope you have blessing in abundance this season.
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