I got the idea to make these shadow boxes from Anthropologie. I wanted some pretty boxes to display various projects I’ve done. It was fun to do and really easy.
I first bought 3 different thrifted frames and my husband helped me make the actual boxes. I then painted them with a base color and then went over it with a lighter color and antiquing medium. I then took some sandpaper to it to give it a distressed look. Lastly I covered the inside with craft paper and attached some hinges. What do you think? Do you like them?
Frames: $1.99 each at Savers
I LOVE how these turned out, Kelly. They’re exactly what I was picturing when you mentioned making something like this.
I want something like that! SO CUTE!
love this!! great idea. i bet its nice to have a handy husby 🙂
I LOVE them……..you are so creative!! You should really start a little store…
Just came across your blog. Those turned out really really cute. good job!
These are sooo cool! They would sell these things at Anthro for $40 probably!
I love the finish, too. Very antique.
ooooooooohhhh! they are wonderful! I have a collection of old frames that will make wonderful shadow boxes! what a great idea! love the interior papers!
These are SO PRETTY. I love them. The papers are just perfect.
What a nice project! We love the possibilities of these pretties!
How beautiful! Is that fabric or scrapbook paper on the insides?
Thanks! It’s scrapbook paper that I bought at Michael’s.
These are gorgeous! I love anything with patterned paper. Really beautiful, what a great idea:)
Those are so cute Kelli! Great project to remember. Stop by my blog if you can!
Beautiful! I love them. You did a great job.
I LOVE these! What a fun project! They turned out beautifully! Great job )
cooooooooool!!!! i love them all 🙂
Your boxes are fabulous! I would love to create something along those same lines.
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne
I really enjoyed looking around your blog! What great ideas!!
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