Friday, September 28, 2012

The Easy Baby Shadowbox

This post is titled "The Easy Baby Shadowbox," but it should also be called, "A Craft for the Not--Very-Crafty."

     I love nothing more than Pinteresting my little heart out. I pin and pin and then head off to my favorite craft store for supplies to make my favorite projects.  The unfortunate part is I become paralyzed and overwhelmed about half way through the store. There are just way to many colors, pretty things, sparkles, distractions, and decisions to be made. I also don't want to spend $50.00 on craft supplies. Realistically,  I could probably buy something from Homegoods or TJMaxx that would look much better than what my not-very-crafty self could produce. The bottom line is 9 times out of 10 I leave the craft store with nothing except crushed dreams of crafts I never get around to making.

   This Easy Baby Shadowbox is for all you ladies (and gentleman) that have paraphernalia left over from your baby's birth that you would love to display as a memento. This craft is easy (read: no crafting and no supply shopping), quick, and classic. Below are your supplies:

Baby Paraphernalia (cards, hats, socks, footprints, photos, etc)
Pins
Shadowbox

   For Weston's shadowbox I chose a beautiful card that his Aunt Lori gave to us when he arrived. I just couldn't get over how delicate and adorable the knitted baby booties were. A card to be displayed for sure. I also chose a beaded baby bracelet, a hospital bracelet, and some pictures that were taken in the hospital. All of these items take me right back to those precious and fleeting moments.

   So how to make this Easy Baby Shadowbox. Super simple - just lay everything out and pin it in place.  Viola! Complete! Enjoy!

6 comments:

  1. Wow Karen, I LOVE your shadowbox!! It's absolutely adorable-I'm going to make one with my little guy's items. He's already 20 mo old and yes, time does fly! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  2. Thanks Amy! If you end up making one Id love it if you sent me a picture! Happy "crafting."

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  3. This is too cute! I think I will make one for my niece who is a new mommy!

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  4. I can't think of where someone could find a card like that.

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  5. That is a great idea, and I agree that it is a wonderful card. I sometimes get cards that I think are so cute that I should display them, but I had never thought of a good way to do it. Thanks so much for the how-to!
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