Saturday, October 2, 2010

Shadow Boxes

I posted a pic a few weeks back that had these in the background, and I got some questions about them. "What are those things in the background!?"

They are Shadow Boxes that I made after the girls were born. (sorry the color isn't great - it's rainy here and I'm low on natural light!)

They were super inexpensive, yet for me, they hold SO much value. I got these at Kohl's I think on clearance for like $12 when I was still pregnant with Reese and Char. I actually haven't been able to do Kin &Ray's yet because I haven't come across any like these lately, and I've already accepted that I probably won't find a deal as good! But I am on a mad search because I really want one in their room, and eventually (Lord willing), one in the new babe's room :).

In Reese & Charlotte's I have their Bassinet cards, hospital bands, and those teeny socks we put on them when they were brand new. And in Ella's I put her hospital band, Bassinet card, hat, and a pic from the day we brought her home. We were advised to lay her in front of our glass screen door so she could get some natural sunlight - she had a pretty good case of Jaundice.


I can't believe they are 4 and 6.

They are some of my favorite things in the house - they actually got their own box with bubble wrap when we moved :).

So there they are! I love 'em!

11 comments:

Bridget said...

I was actually looking around at the archives on Dollar Store Crafts(SUPER COOL SITE!) yesterday and saw this. You could do this!
http://dollarstorecrafts.com/2010/07/create-a-shadowbox-from-regular-frames/

jenny said...

Very cute and such fun to look back at those first days. We have one in L's room too...I should get them for the boys also. I found L's at Pottery Barn kids and I love it because the top is hinged and just flips open if you want to change things out on the inside.

bass family said...

Those are awesome!

Anonymous said...

Aww! I need to find some. What a great idea!

Lenae said...

I love shadow boxes and will probably create a set for our kids someday too! They're such a great way to display their baby mementos!

Crystal said...

Those are precious...thank you for sharing! I don't comment often but I'm working on that LOL...congrats on the pregnancy!!

Stef said...

Not sure if there are any near you, but there is a store called HomeGoods here & I have seen shadowboxes very recently in their store.

Laura said...

Love the idea, I have been looking for something to do for my girls and this is very cute! Thanks for such a great idea!

The Sneaky Mommy said...

I love these!!! I have shadow box frames in my basement but wasn't for sure what to do with them...and now I know! Thanks!!!!

Kayla said...

aww So cute! I definitely want to do something like this for my sons things!

becky said...

LOVE those shadow boxes. They hold such special memories for your family. I can't wait to see THREE (or six, if it is quad boys...)more of those hanging up in your house soon! :)