Shadow box artwork, like every quaint craft, can look fresh and modern depending on the way you put it together. Have a look at these readymade shadow boxes using a picture, artsy design. And for the DIYer, there are frames and repurposed shelves that could easily show a few preferred mementos. — Jen in The Haystack Needle
California Custom Shadow Box by Hamm’s Woodworks – $275
Wow, this might even look cool vacant. It’s a handmade wood shadow box of California, but you can custom order any state you want.
Customized Wedding Invitation and Save the Date Frame by H23 Designs – $70
Unusual color palettes always make art seem more modern. This readymade shadow box comprises 3-D hearts in a purple/blue colorway, which stands aside from the anticipated red and pink hearts typically seen.
Scrabble Love You Shadow Box Frame by Handmade by Mrs. P – GBP 25
This readymade shadow box houses Scrabble bits that spell out “Love You” in white and black with a candy red heart.
Alpine Moose and Polar Bear Shadow Box by Natural Home – $40
White moose and polar bears are set against a plaid background for a wintry, woodsy-style shadow box.
Shadow Box Air Plant Terrarium by Midnight in Seattle – $59
Here’s a rad dwelling shadow box that you can buy for your home. It has an airplant terrarium inside.
Vintage Toy Train Shadow Box by Old Soul Galleries – $50
This wood shadow box includes the vintage toy trains and engines. The rear of the shelf features a clipping out of a vintage rail magazine. I know one toddler who’d love this in his or her room.
Shadow Box 3-D Screen, Willow Tree Bunny by La Boom – $24
This small shadow box display features a bunny, vintage French book webpages, moss and also a photo of the mountains. This little gem would look cute.
Black Top-Loading Shadow Box
This top-loading shadow box is from Michael’s, a great resource for shadow boxes in various sizes and colours.
Darice Natural Wood Shadow Box Frame – $7.68
I like the natural timber finish of this shadow box. I could see a Scandinavian-style screen created with this frame.
Shadow Box–Framed Original Antique Fern Print by Kari Style – $124
You can see the irregular edges of an original classic fern print on this print. The shadow box is hand-painted in a similar colour as the fabric board indoors.
Green Tree Gallery Barn Wood Shadow Box Display Case – $8.99
Hobby Lobby is a great resource for things such as shadow boxes. This one includes a barn wood colour that feels very on trend.
Custom Shadow Box Display Case by JM Craftworks – $65
This oak shadow box includes a glass front that slides open. You’ve got so many more options for display because of its additional thickness.
Custom Scrabble Crossword-Style Framed Names by It Is My Bottle
This shop lets you personalize your shadow box using Scrabble tiles spelling out household names. I like the way the background is white, so the letters pop.
Ribba Frame, Black – $9.99
This Ikea shadow box has been a classic for a while. The clean layout keeps the focus on what is inside.
Handmade Aged Shadow Box by Melis Luvs Stitchin’ – $10.99
I love the look of this handmade wooden shadow box. The long rectangular layout is a shape you don’t see often in stores.
Counting Sheep to a Starry Night Shadow Box by Hand by Hand – $25
This readymade shadow box features painted figurines of sheep against a starry sky. It’s such a sweet screen for a kids’ room.
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Doll Case, Black – $29.99
Here is another very simple shadow box frame for the DIYer. Assessing the mementos that you need to display is essential to making a shadow box that feels modern.
Vintage Cubby Hole Shadow Box by Sir Gunnison’s Farm – $37
This vintage shelf would make a great shadow box screen. You could create a grid of small mementos, such as your favorite rubber stamps, mineral rocks or vintage bottles.
Nest Mixed Media Shadow Box by Tackled and Shackled – $32
It’s helpful to have a simple theme on the shadow box. This readymade one shows an egg, nest, vintage flashcard and puzzle piece all centered on birds.
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