Friday, September 9, 2011

Thinking Inside the Shadowbox

Most of my recent craft projects haven't turned out so well.
Much to my dismay, I've managed to waste not one, but TWO
large monogram M's and a bag of sheet moss.
We won't go there though, because they both look pathetic and I'm trying to
salvage them.  I may post pics just so everyone can get a laugh.
Here is one quick craft that I think turned out quite well.
It's a shadowbox that I have hanging in the downstairs hallway
of all our "wedding" things.
I can't take credit for this idea though, when I was in Tampa at
a wedding shower for my sister-in-law, the hosts had
one of these hanging in the foyer and I loved it. 

Our Wedding Program
 Shower Invitations
Bachelorette Party Invitation
Rehearsal Dinner Invitation
Koozie favor from my bachelorette Party
Plane tickets from our trip to New York when we got engaged
Plane tickets from Playa del Carmen from our Honeymoon
The cd we gave out as wedding favors
Some sprigs of wheat from the reception centerpieces

It's so much better than a scrapbook that collects dust on a shelf.
I love seeing it everyday when I walk down the stairs. 


  1. Love it! What a great idea! I am going to start mine tonight!

  2. So cute! Great idea.

    - Chicago Bride

  3. Love it! Going to make one for my daughter for Christmas! Have all the items!

  4. Love this idea :) I have so many little things that sit in a small box and collects dust. It will be nice to see them daily and remember the best day of my life! Thanks for sharing :)

  5. i absolutely love it! you are brilliant. just did the same thing. i just loved every detail about my wedding. i also added a personalized cocktail napkin from reception and a small white lacey handkerchief that was wrapped around my bouquet (i wore it as a bonnet home from the hospital when i was born)! thanks for you idea :)

  6. What's the size of your shadowbox and where did you get it? Love it!

    1. Not sure of the size. A little larger than a legal size document? I bought it at Tuesday Morning many, many moons ago. You can get them at craft stores or places like TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Ross...

  7. What a great idea!! What did you use to keep all of the items in place? Thanks!!;)

    1. I did a layout first, taped some of the pieces together and used pearl pushpins to adhere it to the corkboard.