How deep should a shadow box be?
A shadow box is essentially a framed box, just a few inches deep and often outfitted with a shelf or two, that holds collectibles, cherished mementos, and other small objects. And it’s functional too! The glass front protects the contents from dust and damage.
How do you get things to stick in a shadow box?
Here are mounting options to secure items in a shadow box frame.
- Glue. You can glue the back of the item directly onto the mounting board or the backing of the shadowbox frame.
- Poster putty. For light items, poster putty can work.
- Invisible thread and decorative cloth.
- Pegboard and twist ties.
What do you put inside a shadow box?
Gather a few special bits of paper (think: movie tickets, greeting cards, or photo strips) into one neatly arranged collage, then place into a painted wooden shadow box. Add a patterned background (scrapbook paper works well) for an eye-catching wall display.
What sizes do shadow boxes come in?
Shadow Boxes & Display Cases
- 11″ x 14″ (3)
- 12″ x 12″ (2)
- 16″ x 20″ (2)
- 19″ x 7″ (1)
- 22″ x 28″ (2)
- 24″ x 36″ (1)
- 3″ x 4″ (1)
- 30″ x 40″ (1)
How do shadow boxes work?
A shadow box is basically a glorified picture frame. While in a real picture frame you are framing a photo or canvas art or a print, the shadow box allows you to frame any three-dimensional item. This option is great to display anything you feel fond of and that you want to feature in your home decor.
How do you hang a shadow box without nails?
Instead of using a nail you might prefer to use a small hook, in which case you should drill a small hole and then screw the hook into place. Try and position the shadow boxes so that there is no gap between them and the wall, this will make them look like a much more natural feature of your home.
Where should a shadow box be placed?
Shadow boxes don’t necessarily have to be mounted on the wall, although that’s usually the case. You can also choose to display them on a shelf, on the fireplace mantel or on your desk.