Display Keepsakes in a Shadow Box
Shadow boxes offer a great way to display collections, trinkets and photos together in one place, preserving keepsakes and protecting them from damage. Craft shops and department stores sometimes sell finished shadow boxes with sturdy glass doors, but if you have a screwdriver, saw and wood, you can make your own shadow box at home. Displaying a shadow box to hold your Valentine's Day photos, cards and jewelry isn't just an exceptional piece of home décor, it's also a simple project that you can accomplish in just one afternoon.
To make your own shadow box, saw pine wood to a desired size, and cut a piece of plywood to fit the back of the box. Use screws to attach the pieces together with your screwdriver, or if you prefer a hammer and nails, use these tools instead. Create compartments from smaller pieces of wood, and glue the edges together inside the box, or you can skip this step if you want a larger display space. Use paper, velvet or another fancy fabric as a background, and paint the frame a romantic shade of red. Fill the shadow box with old photos of family and friends, love notes and dried rose petals.