03 May 2011

Graduation Shadow Box

It's very hard for me to believe that it's approaching a whole year now since Daughter graduated from high school. A new stack of graduation invitations is sitting on the kitchen table. I've talked to many moms who are frantically getting ready for the big graduation celebration. I have to say that I'm really glad we are past that particular transition in life!

Last year, we attended many open houses and were lucky to pick up lots of great ideas. At a couple of parties, we saw shadow boxes (like the one above) used for a graduation memorabilia. We thought it was a terrific idea, so Daughter and I bought the box but didn't get it finished in time for her party. (In fact, Spouse and I put it together after she left for college. It was a fun little activity for us, since we seem to have a lot more time on our hands these days!)

We purchased the box at Hobby Lobby, where they have several configurations and colors which could house all kinds of dimensional memorabilia, such as diplomas, hats, medals, and more. This one holds Daughter's academic and music letters plus her tassel, small pins, and medals.

I hope this idea is helpful to those of you who are busy preparing for graduation parties, wondering what to do with all the memorabilia your student has amassed over the years.

And if you don't have time to assemble your box prior to your party, trust me: It makes a nice Friday evening activity after your student leaves home for college. :)

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