Next summer hubby and I will be celebrating our eighth wedding anniversary. Hard to believe, it’s gone pretty fast! So fast, that there are certain projects that I have been meaning to do that I feel I can no longer put off. One example? Doing something cool with one of our wedding invitations. This has been on my list for years, and over the weekend I finally checked it off.
I started with a shadow box that I found at our local Goodwill store for just under five bucks.
Once I saw that it could be opened by unscrewing several screws holding the frame together, my brain started cooking up some ideas of how to turn it into a new home for one of our wedding invitations.
I had a rough idea in my head of what I wanted to include in the shadow box. Basically, one of our invitations, a golf tee from the golf resort where we got married, a cool round diamond shape paper weight I found at ROSS (the diamond in my engagement ring is also round), the necklace I wore at our wedding (it was inexpensive and I haven’t worn it since but thought it would be a cool addition), and maybe some of the flowers from the original shadow box if I could make it work (pink was one of our colors after all)…
I grabbed some scissors, scrapbook paper samples I had, and some Elmer’s Glue Craft Bond Glue Spots (love those!) I wasn’t sure about the layout yet, but figured I could come up with something 🙂
The first step was to clean the sucker! After sitting on the thrift store shelves it was definitely dusty.
But, nothing a little Windex, paper towel, and a toothbrush couldn’t handle!
After the cleaning process was complete, I played with the layout. After deciding how to place the scrapbook paper samples, I cut them to fit and attached to the inside of the frame with the glue spots. Same with the invitation which I centered on the scrapbook paper. After that it was all about placing the other objects in different spots until I found a look that I liked, then I also attached them with the glue spots.
Here is the finished result…
Cost of the project:
- frame: just under $5
- diamond paper weight: $3.99
- golf tee: free, stolen from my husband’s golf bag 🙂
- flowers: included with frame
- necklace: on-hand
- scissors, glue spots, paper samples, cleaning supplies: on-hand
For less than $10, I have a pretty cool keepsake!
What do you think? What are some other cool ideas to get crafty with your wedding memorabilia? Have a great day!