My first project was to make a shadow box for my boyfriend from our past camping trip.
I didn't want to get rid of the trail map we had because
I have a part of the map in my locket he gave me on the trip (I know I know, sooooo adorable! Please hold your applause.)
So I decided to give him the rest of it, but in a more creative way then "here's the map with that hole in the middle of it from where we cut out some to put in my locket."
I only needed a few things:
Mod Podge- Found at wal-mart for $5.
Sponge- or any thing really to apply the glue on.
Shadow Box-I found mine at goodwill for $2!
Pictures, keepsakes, etc. In my case, paracord, a map, and a couple photos.
This is what I did. I cut up the map into various sizes in hopes this project wouldn't fail and I wouldn't end up ruining the one keepsake. *Oh yeah, I should mention, don't cut it all up, first cut up a square of the map to place inside the frame, then cut the rest.
After doing so, I cleaned the shadow box and covered the glass with sticky notes (To keep from getting glue on it since I'm uncoordinated and messy with glue.)
I applied mod podge to the frame, added map parts on, and then added a top coat of podge.
After letting it dry I added another coat on, and let it dry (I passed the time watching youtube videos, you can spend yours however.)
I then opened up the back and added in a square part of the map I didn't cut up. I then placed a few photos in the foreground, and made a mini wrap of paracord to glue to the outside of the frame. I used a manly camo color. You can use whatever.