Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Pinaddicts October - Shadow Boxes

I'm more than a bit slow on posting my Pinterest makes this month but I'm sure I can be forgiven! This month, I wanted to put a few of my favourite items from Midge and Little Man's memory boxes on display and what better way to do this than use shadow boxes?

First off, I needed to source 2 shadow boxes...this proved impossible until my cousin came to the rescue. She lives near an Ikea so bought  me 2 and posted them down. I was going to use them to pop our wedding photos in but had a change of mind when I remembered this fabulous idea.

After I had prepared my shadow boxes, I went through Midge's box first. From her box, I chose a pair of pram shoes which she didn't really wear but they were so cute. I popped them on her once at home when she had a sweet little dress on. I also chose a photo of her asleep in her moses basket which is one of my favourites and added some lovely pink stickers from The Works just to add that little 'finishing touch' to a girly photo frame. I also found her hat which was put on her tiny head at the birthing unit. I never washed that hat and it still smells of newborn (believe me or not!)


Next, we have Little Man's frame. From his box (which ashamedly is more empty- seems you don't collect so much after your first born!) I chose a hat which is made in Cornwall. I picked this hat up from a charity store and loved seeing him in it. I was really gutted when he outgrew it! I also used some letters from an old birthday card of his to spell his name, the candle from his first birthday cake and a small piece of card with a prayer written on which came with his Christening bracelet from his Aunt.


I think they're really sweet and a part from swearing a few times when the back of the frame kept messing me about it was a relatively easy craft to complete. What do you think?
I've linked this up to the monthly Pinaddicts Challenge- do come and see for yourself all the wonderful, crafty goings on.

CupcakeMumma

9 comments:

  1. What a lovely idea, and much nicer to see the items out on display rather than tucked away in a box too x

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    1. Thanks :) I agree I love stopping and looking at them. Can't believe they once fitted them to be honest! xx

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  2. aw they look lovely, i must hunt some shadow boxes down! x

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    1. Ah thank you :) mine are from ikea seem to be cheapest place!x

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  3. What a great idea, they are lovely and now you can look at them every day

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    1. Thanks Jennifer. It's great to see their special items on show :)

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  4. Fantastic! I have had similar planned and on to-do list for months, suppose I can put it off until I have a house but then I'm off to buy shadow boxes pronto xx

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