What to Do With Sentimental Clothes and Accessories

Your late grandmother’s hat. Your daughter’s first pair of shoes. An out-of-fashion necklace your wore on your wedding day. Sometimes, as impractical as a garment can be, tossing or even donating something of sentimental meaning can be a challenge. If you have one item in particular you’d love to give new life, turn it into a work of art using a shadow box.


Relatively inexpensive (an extra-large one from Michael’s costs $60), shadow boxes are great for preserving mementos. Simply hang your garment in the box with a few pins, and you’ve got an instant and personal piece of art.

If your sentimental items are piling up, you may need more than shadow boxes. Try these strategies.


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