So, given the exquisite nature of the day gowns and their tremendous sentimental value, they are among the few items I've held on to long after they were outgrown. Rather than have them tucked inconspicuously away in their memory boxes, I have been plotting how to get these Restoration Hardware shadow box frames that were love at first sight. But, with their eighty dollar price tag each (plus tax and shipping), coupled with the fact that they are truly a bit too big, I never managed to complete the checkout (though I added them to my shopping bag many, many times.) Needless to say, I was over the moon when sweet sister suggested that I check out Hobby Lobby's newest addition in the shadow box department. Having a similar distressed gray look and nearly perfect in size, I quickly made two of them mine the day they went on sale (and if you know Hobby Lobby, you know everything goes on sale.)
Here's how I turned my little's sweet day gowns into gorgeous works of art for my living room.
16x20 shadow box display case (regularly $24 each, on sale for $12 each!)
foam board ($1.99 each)
fabric (I used left over natural muslin from silhouette pillow project.)
straight pens ($2.49)
Secure the board to the back of the frame and hang.
So that's that. Friday is finally here and I'm officially celebrating birth month!!! That's the way we roll around here - just having a birth "day" hardly seems fair. We're kicking off the celebrations with a take out supper (hmmm.... should it be Mellow Mushroom or Thai???,) sending the littles to bed early and then playing games into the wee hours. It's the one night a year I can convince my ENTIRE family (that includes you, sister and mother) to play games of my choice (Cranium, Clue, Monopoly Deal, dominos...) ALL night looooong.