🎓 how to create a sorority graduation shadow box! 🎓
Spring is an ideal time to make a commemorative shadow box of your sorority graduation paraphernalia! Collect your grad keepsakes and spotlight them in a framed box for safe keeping. Post-initiation is another prime time for crafting a shadow box of your bid day, new member and sisterhood memorabilia. Treasure your sorority memories, turn them into wall art and preserve them for years to come with these sorority sugar ‘How To’ instructions for making your own greek girl display box!
🎓 MAKE A SORORITY SHADOW BOX! 🎓
♦ STEP 1 Gather Your Materials:
Determine the theme of your shadow box and collect all the things you want to put inside. These are some ideas for what you may want to include.
Wood shadow box from a craft store. 11″x14″ or 20″x20″ are popular sizes. Make sure your box is wide enough and deep enough for your items.
Background fabric or scrapbook paper. Use acid-free and archival-quality materials.
Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
Foam brush for applying glue
Clear glue dots
Clear headed straight pins and/or color matching straight pins. Use stainless, dressmaker quality pins only.
Quake Hold Museum Wax
Permanent Sticky Mounting Tabs
Double stick tape
Hot glue gun
Sheet of foam backing if you’re using pins to attach your items
♦ STEP 2 Cover the Background Board:
Remove the board from the back of the box.
Cut your acid free background fabric or paper to fit. (For a grad box, your stole can serve as the background fabric.)
If you are attaching your items with pins, glue a sheet of foam backing to the board prior to attaching the paper or fabric.
Using Aleene’s craft glue and a foam brush, glue your background paper or fabric onto the board.
♦ STEP 3 Attach Your Keepsakes:
Layout your design before attaching any memorabilia.
Sketch your design on a separate piece of paper, so you can remember where everything goes.
Work from the background forward. Place larger pieces in the back, smaller accents in the foreground.
Glue-mount-pin-tape your sorority keepsakes layer by layer onto the board. Select the mounting method based on the weight and style of the piece.
Not everything can be glued, so secure some items with clear headed straight pins, color matching pins, sticky mounting tabs, hot glue, glue dots, double stick tape, or Museum Wax instead. A combination of mounting techniques is highly recommended.
Add 3-D accents to the front of your design.
♦ STEP 4 Re-Assemble Your Box:
Once the items are securely in place, carefully reunite the decorated back with the frame and glass.
Hang your sorority shadow box where you can enjoy it!
I’m now imagining Cana making knitted koozies for beer bottles but they’re like in the pattern of a middle finger or a penis haha or maybe an arrow pointing up with sass words. Juvia wants to protest but hey Cana is being creative and trying a new hobby so she doesn’t say anything. Until the one fateful koozie regarding her…