Waaay back in January I was joining in with the 21 Day Organising Challenge hosted over at a bowl full of lemons, one of the challenges was to organize ‘keepsakes’.
I got most of the keepsakes sorted but there were two little things which I really didn’t know what to do with, these funny little things!
Let me explain a little, I had an incredibly high risk pregnancy with my twins, which resulted in scans every two week to check a whole host of different things with the boy’s development, one of which was the size of their tummys.
As you can expect this was a stressful and worrying time for us both, but Spencer being the wonderful hubby he is thought of this totally cute way to make it a little easier.
He made two paper circle’s after each scan the exact circumference of their tummys, each additional one was added to the previous, gradually you could see them growing larger and larger, this was to remind me that the boys were growing safe and well and would be here soon enough.
It maybe a corny idea, but it did help, I used to sit there holding them just willing them to grow a little more! Now I see them and wonder how on earth the two toddlers’ causing havoc around me where ever this tiny!!
During the challenge some lovely ladies suggested displaying them in frames, which I just loved, and have been waiting to do since!
Anyhoo, before the flood gates open let me show you how I made my keepsake frames.
I got the two frames above from the local Cancer Research charity shop for £4, bargain!
I removed the backing, took out the flowers and painted the frames and off white colour.
I used some scrap book papers to line the base of each frame, the frames are a little wider than 12” so I used some coloured card to fill the rest.
Using various ribbons and sticky pads, I created a border along the edges.
I wrote a little note to Ahren and Ethan on individual journaling cards, using foam pads to stick them down,
I attached their hospital bracelets and their favourite dummy’s using hot glue,
Finally I used a few dabs of hot glue to attach the paper rings to the centre of each ‘frame’,
Using my staple gun, love this thing, I attached a length of ribbon to each frame to hang them up with. After giving the glass a good clean, I put the frames back together and used a ton of hot glue to keep the box inside the frame.
Now I have the perfect way to display my two favourite keepsakes!
How do you store your keepsakes?