I saw this pin on pinterest with a tutorial to make shadowboxes for vacation keepsakes (link to tutorial
) and decided that I had to do that for the stuff I'd collected from my Singapore trip with a couple of friends last March.
Here's my new shadowbox hanging on the wall:
The letters, I just did them with some pics from the trip and a bit of work on gimp (really, any photo-editing program would work). I just made a textbox with the the letters in the font and size I wanted on one layer. And put the pictures in another layer and just used alpha to selection on the layer with the letters. Inverted the selection to delete the extras outside the letters. I used a tutorial I found somewhere, but I've lost the link.
I like being able to move stuff if I ever change my mind about anything, so other than the letters (they were printed on photo paper, cut out, and glued to the paper), everything else was just clipped on.
The box I bought for around 250Php (~$6), the paper and the clips were from my stash and the getting the letters printed was 12Php (around 25cents?) and assembling it all took about 4-5 hours. It's a really cheap and fun way to display souvenirs.