- 1 heart shape valentine's
- wall paper or wrapping
- 7/8 wide satin ribbon
- decorative braid lace
- dried flowers
- embellishments as desired
- glue gun & sticks
- craft glue
To make one shadow
box, use either the top or bottom of the box.
To cover the box,
remove any lace, ribbons or flowers from the box, carefully cut off
lip that extends past edge of box.
To cover the inside of
the box, place box on wrong side of the paper and trace around the
To cover the outside,
place box on second piece of paper, measure depth of the box, add 1/2
inch. Draw a second heart onto paper, using depth measurement. Cut a
strip of paper long enough to fit around inside of the box.
To cover outside of box,
using large paper heart, center heart on wrong side of paper. Glue the
back of heart to paper.
To cover outside edges,
fringe excess paper around heart by cutting slits from edge of paper to
bottom edge of box every 1 inch. Folding paper fringe upward, glue paper
fringe to sides of box, over top edge, and inside of box. Overlapping
paper as needed, glue paper strip around inside edge.
Glue remaining heart to
inside of the box, embellished the box by covering the outside edge with
sating ribbon. Glue decorative braid to the box's rim.
Make a paper fan out of
contrasting paper and secure with ribbon.
Arrange dried flowers.
Add any mementoes you
Hang on the wall or
display on a plate stand.
You can do quite a few different
BABY: copy the birth certificate
or footprints to line the box, decorate with baby booties and miniature
baby bottles and baby things
GIRLS: use victorian wallpaper to
line the box, glue a piece of fabric to the cap of a liquid detergent
bottle to make a mini table, arrange two mini teddy bears for a tea
WEDDING: line box with wedding
invitations, use part of the wedding bouquet and favors to decorate the
NOTE: I made a set of 2 victorian
shadow boxes for my daughters room, I arranged them on her wall close
together, added a floral swag on top, and added two candle sconces on