With a few household and crafts materials, you can frame a collection of family mementos, creating an interesting display. Here are some of the ways Darcy Miller, editorial director of Martha Stewart Weddings, puts them to use.
Before long, most new parents find themselves adrift in a jumble of precious trinkets: tiny shoes, well-loved toys, embroidered gowns, the lock of hair from baby's first trim. With some creativity, you can use these things to create a poetic record of the first years of life.
These sepia landscapes are framed by a decorative trim that sticks to surfaces when gently heated. The images and trim are arranged on freestanding panels that were painted to match the walls and then mounted when the artwork was complete.