It was time to replace my butterfly shadow box and what better way than with memories of my second favourite country. The photo was taken by my daughter and it is an awesome shot of an amazing koru . The ceramic heart features the famous NZ silver fern and the sml metal bar above reads Kia Ora.
Do hope you like it and I hope I have inspired you to create a memory frame of your own and I look forward to hopefully seeing some of you lovely mums work. xx


  • 1 shadow box frame
  • 1 photo
  • decorations
  • blu- tack
  • command hook


  1. Position your photo in frame.
  2. Simply decide where you like the decoration/ornament to be placed and secure with a sml ball of blu -tack.
  3. Secure back of frame. Position command on wall and hang the frame and your done.
  4. Stand back and admire your photography and the beautiful memories the photo holds.


The koru (Māori for "loop"is a spiral shape based on the shape of a new unfurling silver fern frond and symbolizing new life, growth, strength and peace. It is an integral symbol in Māori art, carving and tattoos. The circular shape of the koru helps to convey the idea of perpetual movement while the inner coil suggests a return to the point of origin
Cyathea dealbata, also known as the silver tree-fern or silver fern, or as ponga /ˈpɒŋə/ or punga /ˈpʌŋə/ (from Māori kaponga or ponga), is a species of medium-sized tree fern, endemic to New Zealand. It is a symbol commonly associated with the country both overseas and by New Zealanders themselves.
Kia ora is a Māori language greeting which has entered New Zealand English. It means, literally, have life be well/healthy and is translated as an informal hi at the Māori Language Commission website Kōrero Māori.

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  • cherz
    • 02 Dec 2017
      2:14 pm

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  • Very stylish and colourful,it looks great!


  • That’s a lovely way to frame it


  • I can’t see the silver bar with written words in this pic. The photo us very pretty, New Zealand has so many pretty photo oppportunities


  • Kia Ora moms,
    Many thanks for all your amazing and positive comments. Love to you and yours.


  • This is a really great idea. Not too hard either. Thank you.


  • ooohhh that’s a great idea to display your love for travel.


  • What a wonderful idea and gift too!


  • Thanks for a great project – I love the amount of care and thought you have put into it, as well as the background information about New Zealand. I love visiting NZ!!


  • Beautiful project to make. Love the photographer


  • It’s beautiful and an awesome idea well done


  • Thank you very much for sharing!


  • How beautiful what a clever idea


  • How lovely! This is a beautiful idea. Even for a gift


  • Beauitfully unique, thanks for sharing.


  • THANK YOU sooo much for the lovely comments moms. Oh N.Z. land of the long white cloud soooo incredibly beautiful and one place you can go on a bush walk and NOT have to worry about snakes…just another plus for this amazing magical country.


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