Baby Outfit Shadow Boxes
Not everyone keeps the outfit they brought their baby home from the hospital in (or the first thing they put on the baby if it was a home birth). I did though, because I wanted to remember how small my baby was, and as a special thing for them to be able to see when they were older. Only problem is that keeping a cute outfit in a baby box tucked away in a closet is not that special! I know, big surprise!
So, this idea is beautiful, and a nice way to display that outfit. Two of my sisters have done this (or something similar), but I'm not sure who I stole the idea from! Either way, only one blogged about it here (the other sisters' shadow boxes made an appearance on that post too). Check out that post!
The art store "Michaels" often has good sales on their frames, and that's when I bought mine. They also always have a 40% off coupon in the flyer every week, so if you just need/want one frame, go for that! You can probably check online for a coupon too, but I'm a little old school and just bring in my little flyer clipping.
It is a fairly easy process, the shadow box comes with double sided tape (though you may want to buy more, just in case). In some spots I needed to double-side tape the inside of the outfit as well (like in the collar) to keep it from hanging open-ish. Other than that, it was a fairly quick process getting it all together and hung.
Pictured above is our Keziah as a newborn, wearing her first ever "outfit". You can see this outfit on the far right of the wall of our shadow boxes.
I enjoy seeing these hanging in the hall, and am glad I stole the idea from one (or both) of my sisters! : )
2/25/2014 01:39:45 am
Love it!! I need to do that , mine are in boxes in the closet haha with all their other memories! I did do the shadow boxes with their first hockey jerseys tho!! Well Colin's anyways, still have to remember to go back to michaels and use those coupons!!!
Sharon Vanden Enden
2/25/2014 06:16:49 am
I am very tech savvy and use coupons right on my iPhone. Ok I'm not tech savvy, but it's really easy to do with the app. Also, Andrea is happy to admit this was my brilliant idea :) Haha!
Sharon Vanden Enden
2/25/2014 06:20:09 am
I would also like to encourage your readers to look at my post just so they can see the difference in size between our babies! Your outfits fit in so nicely with so much space above and below…. mine are folded down to fit in and one wouldn't have fit if it weren't two pieces! Actually laughing at the difference as I hadn't noticed until now.
11/19/2021 03:52:20 am
Very much appreciated. Thank you for this excellent article. Keep posting!
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