Friday, October 1, 2010

Custom Shadow Box : Deployment Project #23

Customizing A Shadow Box

I wanted to frame the gown my youngest daughter came home from the hospital in.
I bought this shadow box at Hobby Lobby recently, but didn't like the color of the frame.

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I took the back of the frame out and covered it with fabric, hot gluing it around the back side of the board.
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I taped up the glass in the frame (because, for some reason, it wouldn't come out of the frame). I made sure there was no exposed glass.

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I spray painted the frame white.  I used packing tape to tape the gown on the board...it was too hard to pin and I didn't want to ruin the clothing either.  Taping was the easiest way.

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Then I just inserted the board back into the frame....and there you have it. A perfect, pretty shadow box with Miss B's "home from the hospital" gown!

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Soooooo easy and fast. The longest part was waiting for the paint to dry.....

And it looks great hanging on her wall!

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Have a great weekend!



2 comments:

Daydream Believer said...

This is SO sweet! What a great idea! M*

Meg said...

Oh, adorable. This is a fun idea! I'd love to try it for my daughter's blessing dress, but I'd have to get the spit-up stains out of it first. ;)
I'd love for you to check out my giveaway going on now! http://alittleknickknack.blogspot.com/2010/10/felt-headband-giveaway.html
Have a great day!