Ornamental Shadow-Box Display

Designer Donna Moss shows how to get lasting enjoyment out of personal mementos, keepsakes or other decorative items by creating a distinctive shadow-box wall hanging.

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Donna Moss Introduces Shadow Box Project

Materials Needed:

  • shadow box
  • decorative items or mementos
  • decorative paper (printable paper optional)
  • extra-strength adhesive glue

Select Shadow Box Contents

Here's a way to create a unique and personal piece of wall art using an inexpensive shadow box you can pick up at any hobby store. Begin with a blank shadow box, some decorative paper and trim, and any personal items you'd like to display inside the box.

Line the Back of the Box

For a backdrop, this piece makes use of decorative wallpaper cut to fit the bottom of the box. Create or print a design that's to your liking. It could be an attractive graphic or a favorite saying or poem. This one is designed to look like a restaurant menu (Image 1). Line the inside of the box with decorative paper (Image 2).

Arrange the Contents

In keeping with the restaurant theme, the objects in this shadow-box design include antique silverware. Determine how you want the items arranged and do a dry fit.

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