Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Keepsakes: Easy to Assemble Wall Art

I think decorating nurseries and children's rooms can be the most satisfying because there are so many ways to be creative and (more often than not) your little one gets so excited with the changes you make.  I was blown away by a feature done in February's Living magazine which showcased Darcy Miller's, editorial director of Martha Stewart Weddings, scrapboxes.  In her free time, she has takes life's precious moments and turns them into memorable keepsakes.  She calls it "scrapboxing."  Each frame features one idea, often combining a few elements.  These boxes grouped together on shelves can create an impressive wall gallery of art.  Immediately, I thought, I NEED to do this for my son's room.  Take a look at some of her amazing work:

Some outgrown items are worth saving.  Onesie and bikini are mounted onto 1/4" foam board, using double-sided foam tape and straight pins.

If you have a baby book, take out the growth chart and frame it!
Everyday playthings make for colorful, easy to assemble wall art. 

You can see more of Darcy's scrapboxes here and for a behind-the-scenes look at the gallery event, go here .   


  1. Very clever and cute! I can see Luke's little "Red Sox" cap that he has out grown in one of those boxes or even "Mr. Nutkins" .... the possibilities are endless! What a great way to preserve moments in time.

  2. hello francoise,

    with interest we read your blog. Good idea.

    greetings from germany

    h.-peter and biggi

  3. I see things like this and I begin to think I am really not very creative at all! These are great! I should do something like this as keepsakes in my kids' rooms! Thank for the inpsiration!! Marija