Monday, July 12, 2010

Shadow Box Display

Are you looking for a fun summer project? Perhaps one you can do with your kids? Creating a shadow box display is an easy and fun way to show off your pictures and souvenirs that are piling up in that "I don't know what to do with this stuff" drawer!

Most craft or frame stores carry a variety of shadow boxes - usually in white, brown or black. And they come in different sizes. To create a cohesive display, I recommend using boxes of the same color and size.

Your first step is to determine what you want to put in the boxes. This will help you decide which size you'll need. You can display photos, souvenirs, odd and ends that have been collected during a vacation or over time. Then, all you need is some creativity and a few push-pins.

Consider creating a box for each child and letting them collect favorite "treasures" throughout the summer or use them to show off your annual family vacation. If you want to get really creative, paint the box frames a complementary color to your room or cover the inside back of the box with your favorite fabric, wallpaper or scrap-book paper!