Colby and I have been talking (ALOT) lately about how a great title for a movie would be “Shadow of a Goose”. In fact, Colby is working on the screenplay as we speak. So naturally, I worked it into the title of this post. And how appropriately since we’re talking about a little wedding invitation shadow box we stirred up.
Last weekend, I had set out on a mission to go to the local craft store and pick up a shadow box specifically for this project. Naturally, I got detoured and ended up at the Home Goods section of TJ Maxx and came across the purrrrrr-fext shadow box. Seriously, it was better than the one I had mentally picked out at the craft store.
And even better, it was only $12.99!
AND it was one of those really cool ones that has a fabric pin board on the inside of it, no Gorilla Gluing required, and even came with a set of straight pins to use.
Then out came the wedding box and all of its contents to come up with content for the wedding shadow box. I set out intending to put a wide variety of wedding stuff into the box. I’m talking programs, invitations, save the dates, and more. But turns out my eyes are bigger than my
belly shadow box. I barely had enough room for the entire invitation suite. So I rolled with it.
And the wedding shadow box turned into the wedding invitation shadow box (check out our DIY invitation suite in more details back here).
Once I laid out the invitations in the box, and tweaked positions just a little bit, I used the straight pins that were provided with the shadow box and pinned away. Super simple.
There were a few extra pins, and since I can’t promise that the invitations will always be the content of the shadow box, I thought it would be best if I stowed the extras inconspicuously at the bottom of the pin board. So when you close the box, you can’t see the pins. And this way, they never get lost, misplaced or used for another project.
And voila…a completed wedding invitation shadow box that took a whopping ten minutes…max…to complete.
Here’s another view of the wedding invitation shadow box without a strange shadow of the dining room chandelier on it…shadow of a light fixture.
So for those of you keeping score, we now have two wedding related art projects for the little gallery we’re curating for our bedroom. The first one was the first dance art with the first dance song lyrics written on the picture mat. And now we have the invitation shadow box. I’m thinking we still need a few more pieces of wedding related art for the gallery but you know I’ll keep you posted as we craft away at the gallery and hopefully hang it soon!
Pssst…Anyone else shadow boxing away lately? Or making sentimental art for their home?