Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Alexa's 1st Outfit Shadow Box

Your baby's first outfit is a very important piece of clothing. It's one you never hand down to anyone else and it never winds up in the box to donate. Often times you place it in a airtight bag and place it in your hope chest or keepsake box. Other times it just continues to hang in your child's closet until you decide what to do with it. For me it has been the later, Alexa's outfit had been sitting in her closet since she grew out of it almost a year ago.
During a recent trip to HomeGoods I found a beautiful shadow box that was only $14. You can't beat that price so I pickup one up. In hind site I probably should have bought another but oh well. This beautiful new shadow box was the perfect way to display Alexa's outfit.

(Going clockwise) I assembled all the pieces from Alexa's outfit, including the Ugg look alike boots she wore. Her onesie which is hard to see was white with pink trim and covered with pink and purple peace signs. I covered the inside of my box with two different pieces of scrapbook paper. Teresa Collins paper to be specific. The shadow box was covered in an off white canvas which I could have kept as my backdrop but I choose not to for two reasons, 1. I love the paper and 2. I'm using Teresa Collins paper for Alexa's baby book. This will help me keep a cohesive theme in her room. Finally I began playing around with the outfit to see how I wanted to lay it. The shadow box came with pearl tipped push pins which I used to attached the clothing to the inside of the box. 

What do you think of my finished box? - I added two pictures from her trip to home and also her bracelet from the hospital. I used regular adhesive to attach them to the clothes. 
If you still have your child's first outfit, you might want to consider making a shadow box. If you can find a good deal like I did, it is worth it to display your treasure.

Until next time,

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