Having just come off Canadian Thanksgiving Day celebrations, and with our friends to the south of us getting set to celebrate their respective day in just a few weeks, naturally we’ve got being thankful at the forefront of our minds. For daily pleasures, our houses and homes, and most of all for our family and friends. In the spirit of giving, today we’re featuring one of favorite ways to honor those people and events we cherish most, by displaying mementos of memories we hold dear in our hearts, perfectly displayed in chic shadow boxes no less. Here’s the how-to.
- personalized shadow box photo frame
- paisley paper for a custom backer
- metallic gold twine for binding mementos
- personal pictures & mementos (we used pictures, special keepsakes and scrabble pieces to call out a specific special reference)
- x-acto knife and glue gun
The Step by Step
Step 1: using the original frame backing as your guide, cut down a piece of decorative paper to the correct size for a personalized backer.
Step 2: hot glue the custom paper backer to the inside of the frame backing. Keep glue to a minimum and concentrate it at the corners / sides to avoid an uneven and bulky finish.
Step 3: layout the ideal placement of all your personal mementos. When ready, secure all in place with hot glue. When dry, fit your custom backer into the shadow box frame.
The End Result