shadow boxes

How to Make a Shadow Box


Turn your keepsakes into wall art with this truly unique and simple trio of framed boxes. Whether it’s capturing highlights from family members’ lives using luggage labels, maps, postcards remembering an overseas trip, report cards, badges, or awards, all together,this easy project will be something everyone will  treasure for a lifetime. We went to the talented folks at Real Simple for their great ideas.

Step 1

Focus on a theme. Gather and mix mementos, such as handwritten letters and passport pages, with photos.

Step 2

Arrange and layer the elements using pins, tacks, or even brooches within a box.

Step 3

Hammer a picture hook into the wall where you’d like to display the shadow box and hang it up.

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