This little project seemed pretty self-explanatory: in a shadow box place baby's firsts. Sounded easy enough. And, considering my little man is now 6 1/2 months, I thought I should probably get on this project before I blinked and he's 12.
I corraled the outfit Marcus came home from the hospital in, I found both his and my ID tags we wore in the hospital, and I even managed to locate the cute little name placard that was placed in his hospital crib.
Because the shadow box didn't come with anything to secure items in the box I had to resort to hot glue (it's not a craft project until hot glue has been used), and push pins.
Top: The finished product!
Bottom left: I painted the letter "M" with the color we painted Marcus' room. Then I attached ribbon that was used throughout his room decor.
Bottom right: Our hospital bands.
In the end, I was quite satisfied with my little DIYer. It ended up just as I had imagined, and the crisis of "hot mess" was averted.
One day I hope Marcus opens up his little letter and enjoys what he finds as much as I enjoyed putting it all together for him.