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Learn how to make your own mini shadowbox in five easy steps!
If your like me and love collecting small knickknacks then this diy is definitely for you. Over the years I have accumulated a small army of knickknacks but never had a ''proper'' place to display them. Thats when a shadowbox diy came to my mind.

To make this shadow box you will need four small boxes. I got my boxes at Hobby Lobby and they were .99 cents. When you buy the boxes you will also get lids, you don't need the box lids for this project. So I would just set them aside for another day (I'm currently trying to think of a project for the leftover lids that I have).

Now that you know about the boxes, lets get crafty!

Posted by Katie K. from Dayton, Ohio, United States • Published See Katie K.'s 21 projects »
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  • How to make a shadow box. Mini Shadowbox Diy - Step 1
    Step 1

    Before you start decorating your boxes, you will want to figure out how you want your shadowbox to look. You could do all your boxes in row, you could make two separate shadowboxes or you could put all your boxes together (like the picture).

  • How to make a shadow box. Mini Shadowbox Diy - Step 2
    Step 2

    Paint your boxes. You could paint all your boxes the same color or you could paint each one a different color, its really up to you.

  • How to make a shadow box. Mini Shadowbox Diy - Step 3
    Step 3

    Once your boxes are painted and dried, you can now glue them together with your tacky glue.

  • How to make a shadow box. Mini Shadowbox Diy - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now the fun part, decorating! Gather up all your buttons, stamps, ribbon scraps, extra paint and paper cut outs together. Then start experimenting with what you like. Once your box is decorated the way you like, glue everything in place and let it dry.

  • How to make a shadow box. Mini Shadowbox Diy - Step 5
    Step 5

    Flip your shadowbox over and glue your sawtooth hook on the back.

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amalia.syamra
amalia.syamra · Kampar Kiri, Riau, ID · 12 projects
I like it!
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Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
That looks so lovely! I'm loving the 'K' that you put in the middle Happy
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