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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Baby souvenir project complete!

Thursday, March 24, 2011
I finally had a chance to finish a project I've been planning since Cash was born - a shadowbox frame displaying all of his newborn memorabilia. I found the idea on a random nursery decorating blog and have been storing up all of the stuff for some time now. After Ross went to get spray paint for the brand new corn hole lawn game set we are the proud owners of, I knew I finally had the chance to paint the middle C and finish the project.

I found the perfect black frame at AC Moore. It's about 8 X 11 size which is more than sufficient. I liked the idea of a shadowbox so that I could keep adding stuff but I think its pretty full and it seems complete. Right now it contains:

A wooden C I picked up on the cheap at KMart and painted black
Cash's footprints from the hospital
His birth announcement
His last (and best) ultrasound pic
The card with his stats that was on his bassinet at the hospital
The hat they first put on him at the hospital
A homemade card with a button from our good friend Ben's parents congratulating us
The announcement from Wake Forest Magazine

Since we will be moving into our new home soon (fingers crossed and more on that later) I'll be able to hang stuff up in Cash's room again. I have a lot of plans and this shadowbox is the first of them.

I'm not particularly crafty but I think it turned out pretty darn good if I do say so myself.

4 comments:

Mario said...

Thank you so much for this awesome idea. I will have to "borrow" it.

Jami said...

It looks awesome! Great job!

Jenn Marshall said...

LOVE it ~ you are so creative! Nice work Hope! :)

K said...

This is super crafty and turned out so beautiful--very smart idea : )

K
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