One of my favorite baby shower gifts was a set of my own baby items that my mom put together for me. It was such a creative, thoughtful gift, including booties and mittens crocheted by my grandmother, baby shoes, and silver baby utensils. Isn’t that sweet?
To display them, I wanted to put together a shadow box for the nursery. (And I hope to create one of baby’s own items after her arrival too!) To get started, I purchased a large shadow box (12 x 16), printed scrapbook paper (2 sheets of 12 x 12), and satin pins.
I wanted the white frame to match the baby’s nursery furniture, but the black velvet backing wasn’t cutting it. Taping scrapbook paper to the back was a super-easy, quick solution. Even though I had to overlap two pieces, the placement of my baby items made the line barely noticeable.
Because I didn’t want to glue the baby shoes or utensils, making them unusable in the future, I used sticky tack to attach them. It might not be the most secure option, but I like knowing that I could rearrange or remove all the items from the shadow box in the future without damage! (And they’ve been hanging for about two weeks without issues!)