Shadow Memory Box Frame

Take memories, a shadow box frame, and make a beautiful memory to hang on a wall for a wedding, birth, or anniversary.

Shadow Memory Box Frame

Our anniversary is in a few days and I wanted to make something to display a few of the items from that wonderful day.  A shadow box frame was the perfect solution for my needs since the items are 3 dimensional.

I wanted to display the wonderful poem hubby wrote for me on our wedding day, one of the flowers, a piece of the ribbon from my bouquet, a picture, the date, and place.

Shadow Memory Box Frame

Items needed for this project:

The first thing I needed to do was print the poem out on card stock.

Shadow Memory Box Frame

I made this by using Word using a fancy script font (you could use any text software) and just repeated the poem over and over until it covered the whole page.  I then printed it on the 8.5 x 11 white card stock.

Shadow Memory Box Frame

Using my Silhouette, I designed the letter A (for our last name) and also added a cut line at the bottom of the page so the 8.5 x 11 card stock paper would cut out to an 8.5 x 10.25 size.   Even though the viewing area of the frame measures 8 x 10, the frame backing measured a bit larger to fit in the groves inside of the frame.  So be sure to measure the actual size of the back of your frame.  I then cut the A design on the printed card stock I previously printed.  I discarded the letter A because I wanted to see the burlap through that area from underneath.

Shadow Memory Box Frame

I next cut a piece of burlap the same size as the back of the frame and ironed it flat. I next used the fabric glue to glue down the edges to keep it still and then laid the cut card stock on top of the burlap.  I left off the middle part of the letter A because it wasn’t going to be seen.


Using the print and cut process with my Silhouette, I next made a heart (I used the same heart pattern from the heart banner project) with the date and place of the wedding printed on red card stock and cut it out with my Silhouette.  I also made a small hole at the top of the heart so I could run a string through it.

Shadow Memory Box Frame

I then began to layout how I wanted to put everything.  I pinned the ribbon from my bouquet underneath my husband’s boutonniere and also hung the tag from the pin so it could swing freely.  The backing on this frame is a bit like foam and using the pin really secured it all to the frame. The last thing was to add my favorite picture from that day I printed out.

Shadow Memory Box Frame

One of the features I love about this frame is that the front glass panel opens up.  So, if I decide to change or add something in the future, I won’t have to take it all apart.

I can’t believe that flower still looks so good after all those years ago and I hope by keeping it behind glass will protect it even more.

Shadow Memory Box Frame

Here is the finished product!!  I just love how it turned out and this frame can either be hung up or you can use the stand on the back. Can you imagine all the possibilities you can make with this frame?  Great gifts for a baby shower, anniversaries, birthdays, graduation, or any special event.

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  1. Tammy,

    What a beautiful idea to frame and keep treasured memories. I love the burlap background. It looks beautiful but easy enough I could do it.

    Diane Roark

    1. Thank you Diane and it is really easy. You can do it without a cutting machine. One of the craft knives would well too.

  2. You did a great job. I did not keep any of the flowers, and my husband definitely did not write me a poem :). I love how you used burlap for the letter A.

  3. Tammy what a beautiful idea and the end results is just so lovely. Congratulations on the anniversary. I love celebrating wedding anniversaries.

  4. Hello beautiful! This looks so amazing. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on tonight at 7 pm because we love to party with you! Happy Memorial Day! Lou Lou Girls

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