Thursday, January 31, 2013

Vintage Print Tray Family Heirloom

Practical Scrapper Patty here with a neat family heirloom project to share with you today!  

About a year ago, I was lucky enough to stumble across an old print tray at a yard sale.  I had a vision for my creation and started to collect little items to fill those tiny little shelves. After much time collecting and finding the perfect pieces for my project, I finally felt ready to CREATE!  I wanted to create a tribute to my family that could be passed along and added to and changed as we grew and changed.  I chose paper, ribbon, fabric, flowers and little items that really spoke to me about our family.  I considered using paint, but decided that was a little too permanent for my vision.   


 You may notice the repetition of the numbers 2, 4 and 6.  My husband and I are the  2.  Our girls are the 4 and the 6 is all of us together.  
 There are 6 keys displayed, one for each member of our family.
 There is metal and burlap.


 A heart for each family member, and a jar full of love too!




 The name of each member of our family is also displayed. 


The clocks represent each of our birthdays.  

There are a few empty spots to add things later and things can be added and changed as our family changes.  


I love having an artistic representation of what our family means.  Why not find a way to create an heirloom for your family to cherish for generations to come!



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5 comments:

Anna C said...

I came across one of these a few months ago. Like you, I am collecting things to use on my little shelfs. I haven't started on mine yet but seeing yours makes me want to get started on it. You have done a beautiful job with yours and thanks for sharing!

Lee-Anne Thornton said...

Love this Patty! It is so special!

Jean said...

Wow - this is amazing!

Dawn Carlyle said...

This is such a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing....

Janice said...

This is beautiful... I am so jealous I have always wanted a printers tray. What a great way to show case your family! Thanks for sharing with us!!