Take memories, a shadow box frame, and make a beautiful memory to hang on a wall for a wedding, birth, or anniversary.
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.
Items needed for this project:
- Shadow Box frame
- Fabric glue
- Silhouette Cameo
- Any memory items you wish to display
The first thing I needed to do was print the poem out on card stock.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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I’m just a country girl loving my geeky life with my wonderful husband, always taking pictures, getting my hands dirty in the garden, being crafty, exploring with travels and enjoying all this on a budget. But above all, living my faith as a child of God!