$100 Gift Card to True Value!

The sweet folks over at True Value contacted me a couple of weeks ago asking me to share a project on how to keep a family heirloom alive through a DIY project. I knew just the project to showcase. I don’t have any baby clothes from my childhood, but I thought it would be neat to save something for Hudson that he could keep with him as long as he wanted. Hopefully forever!

Jon and I picked out our favorite newborn outfit and decided to place it in a lucite shadowbox that we made ourselves. It was a simply and pretty budget friendly project that could be recreated with your own baby clothes, newborn hospital bracelets, love notes, etc.

diyluciteshadowbox

You can see all of the details on how to tackle this project here.

True Value is all about helping you preserve your family memories and they have a $100 gift card up for grabs!

In order to enter the give-away simply head over and check out this short video and then head back and leave a comment (plus your email address) letting me know what family heirloom you have in your home.

Easy, right? This give-away is only open to U.S. residents.

P.S. Make sure to head over to Savvy Home to see how Gabby tackled her dorm room design featuring the Noe blue duvet set.

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37 Responses to $100 Gift Card to True Value!

  1. Melanie says:

    Cute. I have a little clutch of my Grandmother’s that would look adorable in a lucite shadowbox!!

  2. Bethany W says:

    I have just recently been handed down my grandmothers dining room table. It was made by her grandfather out of a tree from Valley Forge. It’s a beautiful deep wood, and I can’t wait for it to be the focal point of our dining room.

  3. kristin says:

    we have a grandfather clock that my father-in-law made, i love it!

  4. Katie says:

    My dad is a wonderful craftsman, and I have kept the kitchen set he made for me when I was a little girl. The cabinet doors have the same decorative inserts that were in my grandparents’ kitchen when I was growing up (and long before that). There is a matching table and chair set that my brother has given to his sons, so my dad recently made a replica for my own children. I don’t know that these can be called heirlooms just yet, but I hope that one day they will be.

    I also have several pretty handkerchiefs that were my great grandmother’s. I have framed them as backdrops for my daughters’ initials and other trinkets hanging in her bedroom.

  5. I have an afghan knitted for me by my great-grandma and given to me for my wedding, and now my grandma just knitted a sweet baby blanket for my on-the-way firstborn, so he’ll have a special blanket from his great-grandmother too… heirlooms in the making! I would love to find a way to preserve/display that baby blanket when he grows out of it.

  6. Alison F. says:

    I inherited my grandmother’s Rosenthal china set. I love using it when we have company over. It’s particularly special because the pattern is Moss Rose and my Grandmother and I both shared the same middle name Rose. Thanks for the giveaway, I love the baby clothes idea!

  7. look at a true value commercial making me get all emotional! WHAT?!?

    I have a pitcher and some bowls displayed in my kitchen that belonged to my grandmother.

  8. Tonya says:

    I am fortunate to have many family heirlooms. One of the quirkiest is my grandfather’s argyle socks! He always wore argyle. I am considering framing some.

  9. Sharyn says:

    My dad traveled the world when he was in the service. I have all of his old passports – I’d like to deconstruct each one and make an art project.

  10. maureen says:

    I have my grandfathers old slant top desk…would love to do it over.

  11. Jen says:

    I have a rocking chair that belonged to my great-grandparents. I hope my son will want it for his home when he grows up, because it is a huge source of comfort for him now.

  12. Megan says:

    This is not really an heirloom but my husbands grandfather was in the military and we found a photo of him and his unit online fater he passed. We now have it hanging in our house.

  13. Katy says:

    My grandfather’s WWII dress jacket is one of my prized family heirlooms. It represents service and sacrifice and I need to get it framed in a nice shadow box. Also, that short video was wonderfully done.

  14. Maureen says:

    I have a chair that was my grandmother’s and a matching bench.

  15. Olivia K says:

    Wow! I really wanted to cry, I’ll blame it on my pregnancy!

  16. Catherine says:

    Sadly I dont have any heirlooms, but i do have a Set stool that my father made me when i was young and is now my sons, I plan on passing it down to his future family.

  17. Sara C says:

    Sending that video to my hubby for sure! Reminds me of his grandfather’s handmade table that I currently use as a sewing table!

  18. Loved that video!! I have a number of special family pieces, a few of which, unfortunately, need some work! I have a kitchen table & chairs that were my great-grandparents, and then my parents. They’ve seen better days, and are currently on our back covered porch waiting for inspiration to strike. That True Value video was pretty inspiring! I also have a number of family chairs & a lovely silk scarf my gran brought back from France that I’d love to hang in our foyer. Family heirlooms are the best!!

  19. Sara R says:

    I also have many family pieces in our home, but one of my favorites are a pair of hand carved shoes my grandfather brought back from his time in the South Pacific.

  20. Dani says:

    Cute video! We inherited a lamp from my in-laws first home together. Totally 70s!

  21. Sanaa says:

    My family heirloom is a vase from my mom

  22. Sarah says:

    Great video! We have a set of tables that my husband’s grandfather made when they couldn’t afford to buy ready made furniture. The tables are solid wood and well made and we are going to use one for our daughter as an art station when she gets a little older.

  23. Joanne says:

    I have some old photographs of my grandparents wedding that I cherish!

  24. Bridget P. says:

    I have my dad’s baby bracelet

  25. Angee Webb says:

    I have a picture and autograph of my grandmother with
    Elvis. She was in her 30s when she ran into him at a nightclub
    In Pine Bluff,AR. We will keep it in the family forever!

  26. Andrea says:

    Loved the video. Old photographs, and some cherished cookbooks of my mother’s… would love to be able to craft some shelves so they’re out in the open and I’d be more likely to use them!

  27. Sarah says:

    My grandmother gave me her mother’s clutch purse from the early 1900′s. It’s beautiful but I’d never considered displaying it til today! Maybe a lucite frame is in my future!

  28. Liz R. says:

    Family heirlooms in my house include a crystal cake plate passed down from my grandmother, a table passed down from a good friend, and vintage photos. Nothing of much value, but they’re heirlooms to me :)

  29. Jen H says:

    I have a beautiful set of teacups and saucers from my great grandmother that say “mother” and “father”… They are very cherished.

  30. Elisabeth A. says:

    I have a bracelet that belonged to my grandmother.

  31. Benny Sequeira says:

    I have my grandmother’s crocheted lace.

  32. Christina G says:

    The video is so sweet!! I have a cardigan that my mom dressed me in for the ride home from the hospital when I was born. When my daughter was born 8 years ago I dressed her in the same cardigan for the ride home. It’s so sweet and sentimental. I have been looking for a way to display it and keep it for my daughter. The lucite shadowbox is a perfect idea!

  33. Mary Claire says:

    I’ve got a rosewood jewelry box of my great-grandmother’s.

  34. Schuyler E says:

    We have a cross-stitched family tree that I love!

  35. Helen says:

    I hardly have any heirlooms, which is a shame as I miss having a connection to my history. But from my husband’s family, my favourite is the white scalloped linen broderie anglaise tablecloth and napkins from his grandma. They class up an ordinary dinner so nicely!

  36. Mary Hall says:

    I have a wingback chair that belonged to my great grandmother. She’s passed away, but when she was alive, I went to visit her and she said, “Do you want this chair?” indicating the one in which she was sitting. I said, “No, Mamaw, I’m good where I am”, thinking she was offering my her seat. She laughed and said, “No, honey, I’m asking if you would like to take this chair home with you and keep it.” I did, as I remembered it in her living room when I was growing up. It will soon be passed onto my daughter for her new home.

  37. Jessica w says:

    I have a beautiful wooden trunk that needs some tlc

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