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In this video, I’m going to teach you 3 ways on how your can keep your keep sakes from your travels. These technics could be used for other memorable moments as well.
With that, let’s jump into the tutorials!
The first tutorial would be a guide on how you can display your trinklets from your travels in a shadow box
Items required includes a shadow box, stationeries and of course your travel trinkets. The first step is to retrieve the example picture or frame from the shadowbox.
I will be using the map as the background. To keep things easier, I folded and glue the map onto the frame.
After that is done, it’s time to pick out what to cover the background with. I gravitate towards scenery and the names of the iconic places I’ve been to. When you’re done choosing, carefully cut them out.
Now to arrange them. My strategy is to place the bigger pieces at the back. Then I’ll re-arrange the other pieces until satisfactory. Do remember that you don’t need to put all that you’ve cut on the canvas. Just put the important ones.
In my layout, I decided to highlight and focus on displaying the tickets of the attractions I’ve been to. I’ve also put some mountains so that there’s some colour in the design. After you’ve secure your design, chop off the sides so that the layout can fit in your frame.
Now that the background is done, we will be creating the hanging elements in the shadow box next.
First, I tied the strings to the sides of the inner wooden frame of the shadow box. Remember to tie the string tautly. Thereafter, choose your favourite clip and hang on your tickets
Since I’m hanging 3 trinklet, I tied a second string at the bottom. You need to ensure the favourite part of your background is not covered by these trinklets. Put your background in and re-adjust if needed.
The final step is to fill the bottom of your shadow box. I chose little rocks and trinkets to decorate them with. You can use anything as long as they fit.
First, I spread the stones as the base. then I arrange the little souvenirs I got from the trip.
Finally, when everything is done, secure the back and you’re done!
I love this project for it not only tastefully display the tickets and maps from the trip. It also makes a good gift for your love ones too.
Ain’t this shadow box so filled with life? I like how there’s a platform at the bottom to put some smaller souvenirs from the trips.
Now moving on!
In this tutorial I will be presenting to you on how to make a display memory plate.
You’ll need a plate, tickets, pictures from phalmets. and most importantly, Mod Podge. Mod Podge is important for it not only acts as glue but it also doubles as a sealer and help make the surface waterproof.
The first step is to spread the mod podge evenly. To prevent it from drying, spread half a plate or a small part first. Next, layer the trinklets on the plate. You can add more Mod Podge if necessary.
When you’re done, spread another layer of Mod podge on top to seal them in.
After the mod podge dry, cut off the edges. Add some stickers or small pictures to make the memory plate look fuller.
And that’s how you make your very own display travel memory plate!
This display memory plate is great for putting your accessories on it or displaying on your shelfs. You can even paste it on your wall! Just imagine, having a whole row of display memory plates that showcases your travel. I call them my traveller’s plate series.
Anyways, moving on to the last tutorial!
In the last tutorial, I will be creating a travel Journal page with you. You need your journal and your travel trinkles for this tutorial. I place the bigger piece first and work the other pieces around. I added in the days so that can take note of my travel adventures. To ensure that I would still be able to see the front and back of the trinkets, I secure them to the journal in using glue. You can also use washi tape for a more aesthetic approach. Time for some stickers. Stickers are great for filling in the gaps. Think of them as the cherry on top. Aside from stickers, you can fill the spaces with some writings. Since I went to the aquarium, I added some sea life stickers next to the tickets. I try to add decorations that represent the places that I went to.
Next, I attempt to draw the Sydney tower. Close enough! Finally, I add a little quote at the back and I’m done! Presenting my finished travel pages.
Ah The perfect journal pages! If you guys do not know, I am simply obsessed with journaling.I love cutting and pasting everything in a book. Compiling them into my book of memories. You can see my journal pages on my social media, as linked in the description box below.
Yeah! Now all of our travel trinklets are creatively displayed for the world to see and we do not even have to fork out a fortune! If you prefer the blog version of this tutorial, head over to Ireviewuread.com and read the step by step blog. If you like the video don’t forget to like, comment and subscribe to my channel. Finally, if you’re looking for more DIY tutorials, head over to my playlist linked below and binge watch them! Thank you for watching IreviewUread DIY! Psst. If you’re journal junkie like me, I am curating the prefect video for you, so do subscribe! *wink*