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When I found out my first born would be a girl, I was so excited. I could not wait to dress her up and play. I was thrilled to buy her going home outfit and now I am excited to display it in Zoe’s Baby Birth Shadow Box. It’s so delicate and beautiful and I can still remember her wearing it home. I knew I wanted her to wear white home because pink was never really my color. But then I fell in love with pink when Little Z arrived.
I also imagined us going to Disney and having breakfast with Minnie Mouse. Confession: I am the biggest Disney World fan! When we were dating, the Hubs and I took our first vacation to Disney World! Yes two adults made Disney their first vacation together. So naturally our kids would love all things Disney. Little Z did not disappoint. She is Minnie Mouse obsessed.
Now that Little Z is officially a big sister, it’s time to upgrade her room. We do have a new big girl bed for her however she is currently still using the crib as a toddler bed for another few weeks. When I saw the Disney Baby Minnie Happy Day bedding at Walmart, I knew it was perfect for Z. In addition to new bedding, I decided to pull out some my treasured keepsakes from her birth to display in the shadow box along with with her going home outfit.
DIY Baby Birth Shadow Box
Pick out what you would like to display in the box
What to Include
I used Zoe’s going home outfit as the focus point for the shadow box. I also added:
- The hat that was placed on her after they cleaned her up.
- Our hospital tags
- First pacifier (that she actually liked) and the clip to secure it
- My first sonogram picture
- My favorite sonogram picture (she still has the same smile)
- A copy of our Oh Baby! baby shower invite (I designed it myself)
- Download your copy of these On This Day baby’s first cards to add to your shadow box
Use two sides tape, adhesive strips and or a hot glue gun to secure everything in place. Then gently replace the shadow box glass.
Place cover on shadow box and secure it with the frame latches.
Admire your masterpiece.
Even though my shadow box is big, I ended up leaving out a few items that couldn’t fit including her hospital receiving blanket, the hat to go with her outfit and a wooden letter Z. Make sure to lay everything out in the box to make sure they all fit. Eliminate as necessary. You can always make a complimentary shadow box with the remaining items.
You can display your shadow box on a side table or add it to a feature wall. We will be painting Little Z’s room so for now the shadow box will live on a side table. Once we are done the shadow box will be added to her Love & Inspiration Wall.
Now that we have this beautiful shadow box of her birth, I will be putting together a few smaller ones for other moments in her life. Pretty soon I will be making these shadow boxes for Baby E. It will be fun to recreate them with a baby boy theme.
I love our Disney inspired nursery update. You can find the Minnie Happy Day bedding along with Let’s Go Mickey, Cinderella and more collections at Walmart. Grab the supplies for your shadow box while you are there and then recreate this memory box for your baby.
Now that you’ve seen our Minnie’s Happy Day inspired nursery update and Zoe’s birth shadow box, how do you display your favorite keepsakes from your children?