Okay, so I’ve been married for over 2 years now and I’m just now getting around to putting together some wedding keepsakes!  

Hey, it’s been very busy these last couple of years!!  Anyway, I’ve been hanging on to a box full of napkins, invitations, favors, etc.  I’ve felt like I just CAN’T throw them away… like it’s bad or something…. but, really, do I really need all 25 extras of my invitations??  I mean when am I ever going to use them?!

So, yes, I have purged….. but not without making some keepsakes first!

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I found this adorable shadow box on clearance at Marshalls for $6.  And it turned out to be PERFECT for this project.  I didn’t have to paint it or anything!

The key to making a shadow box look right is layering.  You want your items to overlap—and it’s okay if you can’t see everything—it adds dimension otherwise your shadow box is just a frame.  I wanted the invitation to be the prominent focus so I didn’t layer over it as much.  I LOVE our wedding invitation!  It’s hard to tell by the pictures but the actual wording is under the cellophane topper—I had the wording engraved on a glass plaque that sits in the china cabinet next to this shadow box.

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Then I took my napkins and the tags from the favors that my sister in law made and staggered them through the frame—this adds a lot of dimension—there is a fine line between too much stuff in the shadow box and just the right amount—a tip—measure the length and keep the number of items 1/2 under the number of inches—for example this box in 14” long and I have 7 items inside…. although take into account the size of your items…obviously if you have smaller items you can fit more in there.

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It’s also hard to tell by the pictures because I couldn’t get the shiny material to photograph well.  To the left of the napkins I have the satin handkerchief my mother-in-law maid that has our initials and wedding date embroidered on it.

I LOVE this shadowbox!  Everytime I walk by it I get a giddy schoolgirl smile on my face…. it reminds me of the BEST day of my life!

What did you do with your wedding memories?

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