Good morning! I was
perusing drooling over Jordan’s freshly redesigned, totally gorgeous new site for Oh Happy Day when I came across this amazing collaborative DIY project that got my wheels turning, and I need your advice. First, take a look at the project:
Jordan worked with much-beloved artist Shanna Murray to create artwork for the poster, which reads, “I’m so glad you were born”. The genius part is, the poster is created by putting together 25 postcards, each one sent in by a friend or relative with a personal message beginning, “I am so glad you were born because…”
Jordan made a super easy to use PDF file you can download in her post (along with detailed instructions), so the whole thing can be emailed to the participants and they simply print, fill out, and send back.
So so sweet, right? I would L O V E to do this for Bixby’s first birthday, coming up at the end of June, I think it would be such a lovely keepsake to have all of those personal messages for the birthday boy, and a Shanna Murray poster to boot!
Here’s my question: I would love to display the poster in Bixby’s room after the party in a way that would show both the Shanna Murray design and the personal messages on the back of each card…any ideas on how to accomplish this? So far I have ruled out contact paper (too thin), laminating (too impermanent and somewhat tacky-looking), and professional custom framing (too expensive). Maybe Plexiglass (though I’m not sure what I would do with it)? Or?
I would love to hear your thoughts on this project, and if you have any ideas/tips for display, I am all ears!