I have quite a few walls that need something other than photographs (like up my stairs, for example). I like the idea of mixing in keepsakes, the kids’ art, and pictures to make a big statement of “this is us!”
Claire has a red and white polka dot bikini I’d like to frame. Caeden’s sweet baptism shirt. Their shoes (one of each from smallest to largest).
Above photo via creative mama.
For those of you with older children, I can’t think of anything sweeter than putting a beloved toy that has been outgrown into a shadow box …
Photo via poppytalk.
Above images from Martha Stewart.
Here’s my only one, created 5 years ago … taken with the trusty iPhone. :
It’s got Caeden’s picture, his footprints on acid free paper, his itty bitty hat, bracelet, etc.
1. Cut foam core to the size of your frame (making sure the frame is deep enough to accomodate).
2. Adhere paper (or fabric or whatever you want) to the foam core for the background.
3. Using brads, string elastic in a zig zag to create the look of a pinboard.
4. Tuck in your keepsakes and carefully place into your frame.