If you’re looking for a creative way to display your photos, drawings, and memorabilia, a shadow box frame is an answer. Not only are they simple to make with materials you probably already have on hand, but they also look great when displayed. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to create a shadow box frame in five easy steps. After reading it you’ll know everything from choosing an art print frame to how to secure photos inside and out of your DIY frame.
What Is A Shadow Box Frame?
Shadow boxes are a sort of frame that is typically made out of wood to showcase memorabilia. Vintage cloth is typically draped over the frame before it is put on a wall. There are a few things you’ll need in addition to a wall frame, artwork, decorative tape, and an adhesive, to make a shadow box frame
When it comes to displaying artwork, shadow boxes are one of the oldest methods. Its origins can be traced back to ancient Egypt, where they were used as a form of self-promotional art. The popularity of shadow boxes, which have been around for centuries, is on the rise once again. They’re great for designers and collectors who want to display their things but don’t want to take up too much room on a bookshelf.
Decide Where You’ll Display Your Frame
When you’ve found the perfect shadow box and art print, the next step is to figure out where to put it on display. There is no right or wrong way to display a shadow box, it can be mounted on the wall or set down on a table or desk and there is a wide selection of decorative wall plates that would work wonderfully as shadow box accents. Even if you want to display your shadow boxes on a bookshelf, you should be aware that they tend to attract quite a bit of attention.
Secure Photos Inside The Frame
Fasten your photos safely inside the frame, you can’t just slide a picture from any old frame into a shadow box frame because they’re made for that use only, the photos inside the frame won’t be damaged because these frames are meant for keepsakes and not photographs. The top of a shadow box is usually decorated with a bar, the tabs on this bar make it easy to secure your photographs in place. Decorative corners can be used to safely keep images in place within the frame.
Attach The Artwork To The Frame
Once your photos are inside the frame, it’s time to attach the artwork to the frame. Shadow boxes come with a decorative adhesive sheet that you can use to attach your artwork to the frame and depending on the type of art print you’re using you may also have decorative corner pieces that you can use to attach the artwork to the frame.
After you finish your shadow box frame, you can admire your finished work. In addition to being useful as presents, shadow boxes may be beautiful additions to any space in the house. Shadow boxes may be purchased for a low price and are guaranteed to put a smile on the face of anyone who sees it. In the same way, those shadow boxes are ideal for displaying artwork, they are also fantastic for displaying.