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Monday, March 7, 2011

Photo Design Project: Shadow Boxes for Beautiful Keepsakes (via @designaglow)

Via Design Aglow: The Fusion of Photography, Design and Inspiration


Need help turning your post-vacation keepsake clutter into a divine display? Our resident do-it-yourself expert, Ashley Campbell, has just what you’ve been looking for:


As spring break and summer approach many families begin planning vacations and time to just enjoy being together. In my family unpacking from a trip often includes trying to find places to store or display random keepsakes we’ve picked up along the way. A shadow box is a great way to show off those little items in an clean and classy way.


Filling your shadow box with too many pictures or items and result in framed collection of clutter. After a recent trip to beautiful Hawaii I had a few things to display and more pictures than could ever fit into a frame. To avoid the overly cluttered look I used the Alphabet Frames and some favorite pictures all with the same color tones to create the words “Hana Hou” (used in Hawaii to say “once more” or “again”). Once I had my background created I added a select few of our keepsakes.

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