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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Baby Pajamas Shadow Box

(I fuzzed out names for privacy - sorry if it makes the photos blurry!)

Today's post isn't really an art project
that you do with your children.

It's more of a sentimental project for mom
that your kids will appreciate.

Both of my daughters came home from the hospital
in these tiny pajamas and hats.

I have memory boxes for each of them
with my journals that I kept during my 2 pregnancies,
hospital bracelets,
first hand/foot print impressions,
a newspaper from the day they were born,
and a few magazines from that week
(to look back on later)

The pajamas didn't fit very well in the boxes
but I didn't want to just put them in the box of
baby clothes either.

I wanted to find a way
to honor that special day -
the start of our family
and
to celebrate their tiny selves.

I decided to frame their coming home
ensembles in these shadow box frames
from the craft store.

I replaced the back of the frames with a piece
of acid-free foam core and covered
each piece with art paper.

Then I used small map pins
to attach the newborn pajamas, socks, and hats
to the backgrounds.

They hang in our stairwell,
outside the girls' bedroom doors.

I pass them daily,
and give thanks
for my two sweet girls.

8 comments:

Georgine said...

Very sweet! I don't know if any of B's pjs made it out of infanthood stain free. Still, I love this project.

Morgan@DiaperingandBeyond said...

Cute! I made shadow boxes with my Baby's hospital hat, wrist band, a 5x7 Photo of my baby, and other little items from when they were infants. Looking at the shadow boxes brings back a lot of memories!

Rebecca said...

I love this idea!

jlbee said...

i love these - cool that you put their pjs in there! i did something sorta similar just after i brought our daughter home from the hospital by putting the hat she wore, her footprints, my belly pic, and her birth announcement into a shadowbox frame. (name blurred on her announcement and hat in pic.) it still hangs in her room, and it brings me sweet memories when i see it. here's the pic

Mama Mel said...

This is so cute! I would love to do this for my son! :)

Christy said...

That is a nice thing to do. They look great.

I finally mailed your package yesterday. I'm sorry it took me so long! You should have it by Tuesday.

Jen R. said...

What a sweet idea!

Swapna Raghu Sanand said...

That is just so sweet.

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