Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Picture Tray

I kept calling this a shadow box until I saw the packaging lol. It is a picture tray from Kaisercraft and I remember buying it a couple of weeks ago because I wanted to display my girls' pictures somewhere in the house but I was always scared of making one because they seem so time consuming and they are! It took me 4 days to complete this project from start to finish, including two days of painting because duh me! forgot to prime the frame first.

I mixed all kinds of coordinating papers, from different brands and quality, all of those papers came from Archiver's same with the embellishments, I do remember the metal ones are from Making Memories. The flowers on the heart are from Michael's and the ribbon on that section is a piece of scrap that I saved from the flowers I got when my second daughter was born. My husband laughs when I save scarps like that lol.

All of the paper sentiments were created using the Silhouette Studio and files from the Silhouette store. The words on the paper embellishments, banner and pictures were created using the print and cut function on my machine, oh! the rosette is part of a file I got from the Silhouette store too.

The only weird thing about this picture tray is that it does not come with nails or any kind of fastener to hold the front and back together. I doubt any kind of wood adhesive would stand the weight of it when hung so I went to Home Depot and got a Home Tool Box Kit by Ook, it comes with all kinds of tacks, hangers, nails and screws to choose from. So I got the smallest tacks I found it the kit and nailed the frame together. I didn't picture it but I put some pink ribbon on the back as part of the hanging section. 

Now all I have to do is find a nice spot in my home to hang it from. 

Thanks for looking! And let me know if you have any questions.

ETA: These are some pictures of the tray when I started to put things together. My inspiration came from Pinterest, I love that place!!

I used some acrylic paint from Oh My Crafts, it is Pantone 12-2906 Barely Pink and if you don't prime the frame first, you will need 4 coats or more (depending on the finishing you want to accomplish) to completely cover the base.

All done (with the first 2 coats of paint)

Making notes on a big piece of Kraft paper helped me keep things organized and also helped me remember how I wanted things to look.

My inspiration was the heart which is from Maya Road so are the pins and thread spool, I went from there then I looked at my paper stash to see what would look better. I wanted a vintagey and girly look at the same time.


  1. This is So awesome! It's like a shadow box but way cooler!...I love it:) Thanks for sharing!

  2. So there's no glass over anything, right? It's fantastic, Ceci!


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