How to Decorate a Shadow Box

How to Decorate a Shadow Box

How to Decorate a Shadow Box. Whether you want to commemorate a special
event or just keep the dust off mementos, a shadow box is a great way to show off your
treasures. You will need Items to display A shadow box
Scissors Fabric or decorative paper Staple gun and staples Wood or decoupage glue Foam
or wood blocks Embellishments A hammer and a nail or picture mount. Step 1. The best shadow boxes revolve around a theme,
so choose items that relate to each other. To add visual interest, pick mementos that
vary in shape, size, and color. Step 2. Shadow boxes come in many different sizes. At your local craft store, pick a case that
is both wide enough and deep enough for the memorabilia you want to display. If you have heavy or oddly shaped items, consider
a shadow box with adjustable shelves. For delicate items, a box with an acrylic
pane will protect them from dust and the sun. Step 3. Many shadow boxes come with a plain wood or
cork backing that you can easily remove via metal tabs, like the back of a photo frame,
and personalize. Cut your paper or fabric so that it extends
a couple of inches past the borders of the surface, then staple or glue it to the far
side of the backing. Step 4. Lay the backing on a flat surface. Without attaching them, arrange the items
until you’ve got a layout you like. Step 5. Add dimension by mounting some items on foam
or wood blocks with wood or decoupage glue. You can find pre-cut blocks at most craft
stores. Step 6. To complement your design, add embellishments
like fabric, silk flowers, or beads to the background and frame. Step 7. Attach your mementos to the backing using
staples or decoupage glue. Make sure your items are secure and the glue
is dry before replacing the backing. Depending on your display items, you may be
able to stand them up along the bottom without gluing them. Step 8. It’s time to show off your creation. Hang your shadow box on the wall, or exhibit
it on a shelf. Most shadow boxes include a notch on the back
for a nail or picture mount. Did you know According to legend, it was bad
luck for a sailor’s shadow to touch the shore before he did. Shadow boxes held his prized possessions—and,
symbolically, his shadow—until he was safely back on land.

Dereck Turner

32 thoughts on “How to Decorate a Shadow Box

  1. C Smith says:

    sayinf first is gay!

  2. James Hotham says:


  3. Ethan Stewart says:

    It means you're gay if you say first, did you know that?

  4. Amanda Riojas says:

    Oh what I would do to get Mr.T's chewing gum. :'( What a saddening video.
    Actually, this whole thing makes me want to make a shadow box woo!

  5. arthur bolev says:

    how to make a woman to squirt xD!?

  6. arthur bolev says:

    maybe you failed… ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. everett says:

    I would think you'd need the shadow box before the items…

  8. Joseph says:

    decoupage glue??

    i learned a new word ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Manny Lawal says:

    that was just uncalled for

  10. fikujez says:

    I will need a shadowbox to decorate a shadowbox. Boy, that's groundbreaking!

  11. LittleGigiK says:

    0:07 hahaha

  12. Ray Ludacer says:

    fucking dumbass hick.

  13. VmkCheetohs says:

    so thats what its called

  14. Empyrean says:

    2:10 lol look at his eye!

  15. insanity54 says:

    I'm hereby banning the word, "mementos"

  16. Lia Pistilli says:

    Me too…XD They're minty and refreshing! ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. yaay0 says:

    Before this video I did not know what a shadow box was, but now I feel like crafting shit!

  18. katieMCbindergarten says:

    the song is SO good!

  19. CarmaCreme says:

    "shlomo's bris" ahahahahahah

  20. wassermeister says:

    omg crap store lolololololololol

  21. Jay L. says:

    doesnt your shadow always touch the ground before you do? idk

  22. JuannyBear says:

    Eww thats gross, i was wondering what the hell he was holding, i never read anything, and its chewed up gum from those people. Thats gross, it has spit, and its gross no matter what grabbing their gum.

  23. Naomi Chan says:

    @JuannyBear it's probably a joke made by the howcast makers. it's probably playdoh or silly putty.

  24. JuannyBear says:

    @xxDeadHeartzxx haha thats gross but funny

  25. Nadia Bennet says:

    Oh my god, that's disgusting.

  26. ObnoxiousAgnostic says:

    last comment

  27. Binnikex Productions says:


  28. BriboGarabet says:

    1st comment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    lol idiots ^^

  29. Pradheep Kumar says:

    Damn i was lookin for a "Shadow box" related to boxing!

  30. Strideo1 says:

    I want to make a "famous chewed gum" shadow box and hang it in my friend's house without him knowing.

    Maybe I'll replace Clay Akin with Abraham Lincoln though.

  31. Kevin Diaz says:

    I really want to do this with my first digital camera and the lenses I used with it. Trying to figure out how I am going to mount it all in there without there being any kind of sign of how I did it. I want them to float!

  32. Vadym Volodko says:

    arn hoI made it by myself thanks to woodprix website.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *