Over the holidays I try to catch up on a few things – cleaning, cooking, baking, and craft projects to name just a few. Last weekend I set aside time to do all of the above, but there were two craft items in particular I wanted to get done.
The first was a shadow box that I wanted to fill with a few items from our wedding. Matt and I made a lot of our paper products for our wedding and I wanted to showcase our hard work – what better way than with a shadow box? Plus I could use the extra space to include my bouquet and Matt’s boutonniere that I had dried out.
My first stop was Hobby Lobby. They are always running sales on half off frames, so I waited until there was a sale to pick up a 16X20 frame. Wanting to stick with a rustic feel, I found a brown/black one in stock with a nice wood grain.
Next stop: JoAnn’s for fabric. Earlier this month I caught the flu and enjoyed catching up on a few HGTV shows. One in particular is called The High Low Project with Sabrina Soto. First the viewers are shown a high-end designed room that costs upwards of $10,000. Sabrina’s challenge is to then re-create the high-end look with a miniscule budget. One item that Sabrina re-created was a shadow box featuring keys. I loved her idea of using fabric to create a balanced and soft backdrop. Again with a coupon in hand, I picked up a half yard of white linen fabric.
Last stop, the dining room table to assemble everything. I played around with a few variations of using different angles and orders of all the items. Before driving myself crazy, I finally selected one variation. Using double sided tape and sneakily hidden pins the final product was created.
I love how it showcases what Matt and I worked on together as well as our beautiful flowers. Now we have an excellent piece of art and potential heirloom to pass down to our children.
The other craft project was to assemble all our engagement and wedding cards into a booklet. My best friend made a beautiful front cover and back cover for my birthday. All I needed to do was carve out twenty minutes to hole punch about 70ish plus cards. After getting all of the engagement cards punched, I quickly realized that there was not enough room for the wedding cards. So I took out the engagement ones and set aside for another project
Back to punching the rest of the wedding cards I went. I think it turned out great! Plus it’s another fun keepsake for Matt and I to remember our special day.