Picture frames are readily available at yard sales and thrift stores cheap! I’ve made several large shadow boxes. One day recently I had a little time to kill and wanted a “quickie” project. I rummaged through my picture frames and found one that I thought would work great for a diy shadow box frame.
I cut some shallow pieces of scrap luan to make the sides and the back.
Because this is going to be a small shadow box, I knew Gorilla Glue was tough enough for the job. No nails needed!
I used some good ole Scotch Blue painter’s tape to hold everything together while the glue set up.
I used a bucket of paint to weight down the back while the glue set up.
You can see the small shadow box in the back left corner. I like to spray several pieces at a time while I have the Finish Max
I quickly staged it with a couple of items.
You can see that is is just deep enough.
Here it is displayed in my booth at Unique Creations. I love that photo holder. It’s been there for a long time. I’m thinking I should just bring it home. If you’re interested in making a photo holder you can check out my post….DIY Photo Holders
I think I’ll make another large one for Glendale (my fall show). I’ve always taken and sold at least one or two each year.
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