Valentines Day is a holiday where I get the chance to decorate with a lot of pink. With four boys in my house, I usually try to cut back on pink in general, but Valentines? Free reign! Today I’ll show you a simple tutorial for how to create a shadow box that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day! It will look great added to my pink decor collection.
How to Create a Shadow Box Tutorial Supplies:
- Core’dinations Core Basics Patterned Dark Pink Large Dot
- Core’dinations Core Basics Patterned Dark Pink Stripe
- Glitter Silk Collection Sheet – Silvermist
- Darice Wood Wall Panel
- Core’dinations Core Tags
- Darice White Grosgrain Ribbon
- Mod Podge® Matte Jar
- Darice Foam Brush
To begin this tutorial I will show you how to create a shadow box by using a wooden panel. These panels were manufactured for painting on- like a canvas. I love using them for craft projects. Open your wooden panel. If you turn it over, it becomes a shadow box!
When adhering the “frame” strips to the box, I used a technique of mitering the corners of the paper. Lay the strips over the frame area with the strips overlapping each other on the corners. I used temporary adhesive to hold the strips in place.
Then, using scissors, cut both of the overlapping corners, at the same time at an angle.
Continue by adhering the paper strips to the outer edges of the shadow box using Mod Podge.
From the pink polka dot paper, trim a rectangle to fit the inside of the shadow box. Mine measured 8″ by 6″. Adhere to inside of shadow box with Mod Podge. When that is dry, coat the entire shadow box with a top coat of Mod Podge and allow to dry completely.
The next step in this how to create a shadow box tutorial is to make your tags while the shadow box is drying.
I chose to cut my letters spelling “LOVE” from Glittersilk cardstock on my electronic cutting machine. I love using Glittersilk. The glitter does not flake or shed, and cuts beautifully. You could also use stickers or chipboard letters. Select your desired letters and place them onto a medium sized white tag.
If you’re looking for other ideas to spruce up your decor for Valentine’s Day, check out this paper mache Valentine’s art.
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Shaunte is a chocolate-loving SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. She has been published a few times, been to a few trade shows, taught a few classes, worked for a few design teams…but has not yet lost the love for this hobby. Shaunte loves it for the creative outlet, and the good people she has met along the way. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material).