Looking for a way to combine your inner creative genius with your stacks of snapshots, ticket stubs, love notes, postcards and other memorabilia? Our brilliant Display-It Collection was designed to let you show it all off in style. From headboards and dressers to desks and more, each piece in this collection has been designed with deep shadowboxes topped with a clear Plexiglas panel giving you the perfect way to display pics, artwork and whatever else your imagination allows. Here are some ideas to inspire, guide and get you going.
Set your creativity on the loose. Tell a story about your life with an organic collage using photos, fabrics, postcards, tear-outs from magazines, found objects or poems.
Create a themed display with your collections. Gather whatever it is you love to collect — vintage postcards, coins, exotic stamps, baseball cards or beads — and create your own unique collector's collage.
Think of your shadowbox as one big frame and then decide how you want to fill it. Collect all of your favorite snapshots and create a colorful mix of pics or choose a theme and then strategically select photos and arrange them under the clear panel in a way that tells a story.
:: good idea bank ::
- you and your girlfriends
- a family tree
- a series of sunsets
- your favorite summer spot
- you and your best friend
- your soccer team
- a trip to Hawaii
- crazy party snapshots
- roadtrip documentation
Next time you're in a beautiful spot with a view, grab your camera and take a series of shots that cover the entire panorama. Start in one spot and snap a shot, then turn a few inches and take another shot, and then another until you've got a 360-degree view. Print them up and piece them together like a puzzle, taping or gluing each photo onto the next and mounting it in your shadowbox.
On your next big trip (to Paris, New York, Hawaii) pick up a city map. When you get home, use a color copier to enlarge it and use it as a backdrop for souvenirs and other memorabilia that you picked up along the way.
One of our stylists came up with this genius idea — cover the backdrop of your shadowbox with a funky fabric (an old favorite skirt, bed sheets or cool wrapping paper). You can also make a color copy of the fabric or download some of our exclusive wallpaper designs from pbteen.com/stylehouse.
:: how-to tip ::
Use a tape measure to get the exact dimensions of your shadowbox area, then measure and cut paper or fabric accordingly for a perfect fit.