Friday, February 10, 2012

Keepsake shadowboxes

I love absolutely love shadowboxes, and I also love saving things...I'm very sentimental. I think shadowboxes are the perfect way to beautifully display and preserve memories.

I finally got around to making these two for Audrey's nursery:



The one on the left is her going home outfit with a picture of us shortly after coming home with her. The one on the right is her hospital hat, her bracelets, my bracelets, her crib card, and a picture of the three of us moments after she was born. 

Close up:






I changed the background fabric of each shadowbox because I didn't like the original colors. I simply measured the back of the box, cut my fabric and glued it in with a hot glue gun. For the "hospital" shadowbox, I also trimmed out the background in pink grosgrain ribbon for a little extra finishing touch. 

Do you love shadowboxes as much as I do? Have you made any of your own? Tell me about them in the comments!

Check back next week when I'll show you how I incorporated these into Audrey's nursery! I hope you all have a great weekend! 

6 comments:

  1. Your shadowboxes are really sweet! I have one that my hubby made me for an anniversary gift, you can see it here http://www.lovekblog.com/2010/10/making-memoriesto-display.html

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  2. Thanks Kristen! I LOVE your shadowbox! How sweet of your husband!

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  3. Those are beautiful! The fabric for the backgrounds is a great touch. I have always loved shadow boxes but have never done one myself. It's just so hard to commit to which stuff to put in!

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  4. Thanks Rachel! You should make one! They're so fun:)

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  5. Where did you find the shadowbox for her coming home outfit and how did you secure the outfit inside? They're absoultely beautiful and I love how you hung them in your daughter's room!

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  6. Thanks SpartanGirl! I bought both shadowboxes at Michael's. The outfit is secured with straight pins (on the inside, so you can't see them).

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