We’re dipping the tips of our toes into Spring with a really really easy and quick DIY to display those plants/florals and decor, and instead of what I normally would’ve painted black or white, we’re adding just a touch of color whaaat.
The reason this project is so easy is because Michaels did most of the work with these shadow boxes. They come in a set of three different sizes and already have the hangers attached on the back (I very much applaud this convenience).
All I did was cut basswood board to the size of each box opening and painted them in a pinky peach and blue gray color (I used Spun Sugar and Dove Gray). I pushed the the basswood to the back of each box and it held in, though if we wanted extra reinforcement we could add glue to the inside edges of the back of the box before pressing it in. For the third box, I just left it open without a backing.
The best part: putting in decor. I initially had a flower in the vase but opted to leave the ivy in my DIY plant stand instead- still brings those Spring vibes for sure.
We’ve only got a couple weeks before it’s officially Spring, but I start saying it’s Spring once the weather warms up, which was a while ago for us here in west. We didn’t have much of a winter this year at all actually (my winter coat was lonely and sad) but I always look forward to the changing seasons. Is it feeling like Spring yet where you are??
See what other spring ideas the Michaels Makers came up with here!
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13 comments on “DIY Shadow Boxes”
this is perfect!! I have been looking for a shadow boxes to showcase my husband awards that he’s earned through the service. I had not thought about using sereval boxes to create the display, but I had been running into the problem of not finding a box big enough….this is a great option for me. I could do my display in different phases (like 1 box for 1 duty stations) thank you so much for the idea!!!
AW YAY! That really does sound perfect. I’m so so happy you found a solution for displaying your husband’s awards!
I’m doing an event soon and these boxes are perfect! Thanks for the inspo, I really hope the Michael’s near me has them!
NICE! You should be able to find them, I believe they were in the Make Market section!
So lovely! I love how you styled each box too! Thanks for the unique and creative idea!
Thank you, Trina!
So cute! Perfect for that wall you just don’t know what to do with!
Yes, girl! Thanks so much, Eden <3
Wondering what shadow box from michaels you used? When I search their website many shadow boxes came up!
Hi Elizabeth! Unfortunately the ones I used aren’t online. You’ll have to go look in their store. I believe they were in the Make Market section!
OH this is so timely! We were just discussing the idea of shadow boxes/ box shelves to cover “unsightly” parts of our critique wall. Thank you for sharing!
Can you tell me where to get that awesome handsaw? I could see it coming in handy in many different ways!
Hi, Jennifer! I got it at Michaels.