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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- 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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