While perusing the local Michaels for something unrelated I came across some shadow boxes and thought that they might work to frame a special1 t-shirt that I’ve wanted to preserve in some way for awhile.
This is the 8×10 shadow box frame I got from Michaels, it goes for ~$14.00 but it was on sale for ~$9.00; either way it’s still inexpensive. Notice how tall the sides are – you will see the benefit of this later on.
A piece of foam core was cut to fit inside the frame:
The foam core was then placed inside the t-shirt and test fitted in the frame. Note that you may need to cut the foam core a little bit smaller to compensate for the t-shirt:
The high sides of the shadow box frame allow the rest of the shirt to be stuffed inside the frame:
Before the final fit a lit roller was used to remove any fuzzes from the t-shirt:
Gave the glass of the frame a good cleaning too:
After the final stuffing the the back of the frame was put in place:
“Special” in the sense that it has some rather good memories attached to it. Not “special” as in I care for the band the shirt represents; not anymore anyway.↩