I have another great art project to share with you today. It is quick, cheap, and sentimental...all my favorite things about a DIY art project.
Start with a shadow box frame. This is the Ribba frame from Ikea, and costs $9.99.
Next, choose a special item to frame. I decided on a cork from the bottle of champagne that I drank with my man on the night we got engaged. I like the color and texture of this memento. You could also use a ticket stub from a favorite concert, the boutonniere from your wedding, your baby's hospital bracelet...the options are endless. As long as it is a special item to you, it will be perfect for this project.
The final step is to attach the item to a piece of cardboard with hot glue. If you don't want to put glue on your item, you could also use a map pin to hold it in place. Let the glue dry, put the frame back together and you are done.
This would also make a great handmade gift!