This time, I decided to frame something else of one of my grandparents.
When I was home last year, helping my mother go through some of my grandmother’s things, we came across a box of my grandfather’s bow ties. I lost my grandfather years ago when I was 12 but I definitely remember him often dressed in a short sleeve dress shirt and a bow tie. Coming across these in a box felt very special to me. I asked my mom to pick out a few she could remember wearing often and she picked out these three.
With all the decluttering I have been doing in my office, I find I have come across more things that I put aside to wait for a moment to finish. And some were so simple that I just decided to finish it now.
So I grabbed my supplies and set to attaching the bow ties to the mat board.
I knew because of the shape of the back of the bow ties, that I couldn’t just hot glue them on and except them to stand up. I wanted something sturdier. So I poked holes on each side and tied the thread around the clips to hold the ties in place.
All three ties look great in an Ikea Ribba shadowbox frame hung right next to my computer where I can see them. They look like a cool art piece but for me they are also a very special memento.
How do you display your mementos?