A shadow box is simply a display case designed to stand by itself, or hang on a wall. It may be open or have a glass at its front. Its use is to show off pretty or sentimental items.
Some individuals use them to display awards and some to pay tribute to friends and family. They come in a variety of designs, color, and shapes and are available in retail for a hefty price.
However, be it as it may, most people, you included prefer to have custom designed shadow boxes. There is just something to a DIY shadow box that makes it fulfilling.
Speaking of which, DIY shadow box projects are simple and best of all, creative. I have taken the liberty of preparing a bunch of shadow box tutorials you can choose from. you can choose whichever DIY project you prefer.
1. DIY Black Wooden Frame Shadow Box
This is a beautiful piece. It is a creative way of displaying our collectibles to the world. The matte black finish is to die for.
The Bob Vila blog decided to use a wooden frame as this gets rid of the hassle of having to fit the glass on the frame. Depending on the item to be displayed, you can prefer to use a frame with more designs.
To hack this wood shadow box plan, you will need plywood, sandpaper, wood glue, nails, rubber grip pads and hinges in addition to the wooden frame.
Build this DIY shadow box