I love collecting memories. I love photographs and small reminders of experiences past. So memory boxes speak directly to me. I look at them in envy on Pinterest, because the truth is while I love a good DIY, I am not a crafter.
Today I wanted to share the memory boxes I made for our sons. They are beautiful and simple and I put them together in just 15 minutes.
This project was so simple. All you need is a shadow box
special moments and memories
a hot glue gun for heavier items
Things you could include:
a stuffed animals
a small diaper
special notes from parents or grandparents
the going home outfit
I found these wonderful shadow boxes at TJ Maxx for just $7 each.
I love that they were blue with these sweet polka dots.
I gathered my supplies, which were items from my boy's first few days on the planet. A black and white photograph of them, their little knit caps, the ankle bracelets put on them minutes after they were born and a few other memories.
I laid out everything I wanted to use, arranging and rearrainging things before I pinned them in place.
Now I just need to figure out how and where to display the boxes now that they are complete.
Two tips for putting together a shadow box:
Keep it simple. Don't clutter the box.
Pick items in a like color pattern.
What about you? Have you put together a shadow box?