This one was somewhat challenging, because I didn't want to damage the purse in the process of attaching it to the back of the shadowbox.
First, I added my own fabric to the back, and then later, I painted the frame a champagne gold. To attach the purse to the back of the shadowbox, I used velcro strips. First, I ironed 2 strips to the shadowbox fabric. Then, I added 2 matching strips to the back of the purse using straight pins. That way, the purse stayed in original condition without any damage to the fabric.
The other crochet purses that I have were really easy. I just used straight pins to attach them to the back of the shadowbox. Again, I changed out the fabric on the back.
For this jewelry set of my grandmother's, I used straight pins to shape the necklace and bracelet into a circle. The set is just costume jewelry, but I've always loved it. I wore it to a wedding once, and I lost one of the earrings. They're just clip-ons, so I didn't notice that it was missing right away. I was so sad. It will definitely be staying in this box from now on.
This is my favorite shadowbox. Isn't the fabric so cute? It came this way! I found it at Home Goods.
Inside is a mix of family heirlooms and some childhood jewelry that is very special to me. They're all attached with either plain straight pins, or straight pins with pearl heads.
Below is a vintage Tiffany bow pin. Josh's mom brought it to the hospital and gave it to me when Audrey was born. Her mother-in-law gave it to her when Josh was born. Isn't that such a sweet gift to pass on?
That's me! I think I was about 2 at the time.
A vintage enamel and gold belt buckle that belonged to Josh's grandmother.
I really love that I now have all of these special pieces on display so that I can enjoy them even if I'm not wearing them. How do you store or display your keepsakes? Let me know in the comments!