1. To save money. The two beauties above cost about $60 total.
2. Use my creative energies.
So, I bought poster boards and whipped out the paint and brushes... Total cost of re-creating both? $2.00
I die-cut our initials and a heart to add to the tree...
Clearly, it looks painted (opposed to stamped, like the original), but now it's become more sentimental because I painted it myself.
I LOVE DIY!