Friday, January 8, 2016

A "Box" of Memories--- Memory Shadowbox

I am a huge fan of saving memories, and although I am an avid scrapbooker,
I don't think that's the one and only way to document our lives.
I also keep photo albums and a Memory Jar for each year.

I've shown how you can keep a large office ring to keep your cards and memories in one place.
I've also shown you how to use index divider cards to do the same thing.

Today I'm going to put a different twist on this idea. . .

by turning a shadowbox into a Memory Box.

All you need is a shadowbox.
I got this 5"x 7" shadowbox at Michaels.
You don't want to go too big or it may feel a bit overwhelming.

Then you just need to start filling it with mementos: love notes, business cards from places you've been, fortune cookie notes, ticket stubs, receipts, souvenir pennies, and anything else that will fit.

If you like, you can place a title on the front- I placed a scripture.
 You could add your name and the year.

This was my inspiration.
I just looovvveeee how full it looks!

I made this one for a young friend who left home and got her first apartment.
I can't wait to see what she puts in it.
What I wouldn't give to have one of these from my first year away from home!
Or to see one from my mom or grandma's first year away.

Can you see how excited I get to document life?

Thanks for stopping by and God bless.

The Lord my God will enlighten my darkness
Psalm 18:28

This post is linked to Life With Lorelai, I Heart Naptime, and The Crafted Sparrow.


Audrey Humaciu said...

What a clever way to display all of those little treasures that collect over the years. Thanks for sharing on the #HomeMattersParty . I hope you will join us again next week.

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