Wow- how fun to be blogging here at WCS- fun to share with all of you, fun to include other WCS contributors, and fun to finish a few projects so I could share with you!
Last Christmas I gave my sister a shadow box that I made as an I spy display and game for her and her kids.
Along with the display I gave her a search notebook which listed different objects to find that represented events, milestones, activities, from her life. She loved this gift and I loved creating it.
That experience is what launched the idea for this week's blog theme, Display It. We make beautiful albums and lovely layouts, however, rarely do we place these around our home. I want to encourage you (and me), to create and share memory displays around the house.The schedule for this week is below.
Day 1 Project, concept and gather
Day 2 Photo displays
Day 3 Project, prepare and place
Day 4 Memorabilia displays
Day 5 Project, layer and display
Feel free to work alongside me and share your tips with all of us. Enough explaining, time to get started!
CONCEPT and GATHER
Before you start ask yourself these questions to narrow in on a theme for your display.
- who is it for?
- why are you making this?
- where will it go?
- what do you want to display?
- how large do you want it?
Now that you know the why it is time to start gathering goodies to go inside. Print photos, find patterned paper, look for small trinkets, and select embellishments that might fit the theme. Gather more than you think you will need to keep your options open.
A few suggestions for dimensional items
Now that you have your items gathered decide what display product you are going to use. The selection for display products has never been greater than it is now, so make your choice.
Display products on the market that I recommend:
- Doodlebug Designs offers two different sized shadow boxes, 8" x 8" and 12" by 12"
- Adorn It has a divided shadow box that I am going to be using for my projects
- Configurations is a Tim Holtz product that is newly on the market
- Etsy seller, Selina, offers these display boxes
- 7Gypsies has a handful of awesome products
- Maya Road has a trinket display box
What catches your eye? Maybe you have been lucky enough to find a cool vintage tray- if so use that!! Also check your craft stores and framing stores for shadow box and display offerings.
Day 1 Assignment:
- Determine project concept
- Gather photos, memorabilia, and display objects
- Select display box
Come back tomorrow to see some awesome photo display ideas.