Easy Shadow Box

How to Create an Easy Shadow Box using a Picture Frame


Greetings viewers! Welcome to SVGand.com, where we will guide you on how to create an easy shadow box using a picture frame. In this tutorial, we will provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to create your own shadow box easily. Let’s get started!

Materials Needed

  1. Picture frame
  2. Backing board or heavily weighted paper (for mounting objects)
  3. Acid-free glue (if mounting objects)
  4. Decorative paper or fabric (for background)
  5. Objects to display (such as photographs, tickets, medals, flowers)
  6. Cutting tool (scissors or craft knife)
  7. Ruler or measuring tape

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1: Disassemble the Picture Frame

Remove the glass and the backing board from your picture frame and set them aside. You can use the glass as a replacement for the backing board if it fits properly. If not, cut a new backing board to the size of your frame and use it instead.

Step 2: Prepare the Background

Cut your decorative paper or fabric to the size of your backing board and glue it in place using acid-free glue. This will create a beautiful background for your display.

Step 3: Arrange and Mount Objects

Place the objects you would like to display in the desired arrangement on the backing board. When you are satisfied with the placement, glue them to the backing board using acid-free glue. If the objects are heavy, you may need to use double-sided tape or other adhesive options to secure them in place.

Step 4: Reassemble the Picture Frame

Place the backing board with the mounted objects on top of the picture frame’s bottom border. Then, replace the top border so that it fits properly and securely closes everything into place. You can choose to tape the backing board to the frame if needed, but make sure not to use any tape directly on the objects you have mounted.

Closing Thoughts

And there you have it! You have successfully created an easy shadow box out of a picture frame. This project is perfect for anyone to make, even if you are a newbie or have limited time. A shadow box is a beautiful and personal way to display any items that you cherish, whether they are pictures, keepsakes, or memorabilia. We hope that you found this tutorial helpful, and we encourage you to share your creations with us. Thank you for reading, and happy crafting!