I put this little shadow box together for Jack’s room and I was surprised by how much I like it. It’s one of those things where the final product is greater than the sum of its parts.
I bought this plain black shadowbox from Michael’s (using my 40% off coupon! These things can be expensive!) with the hopes of using it for another baseball-themed project. That project morphed into something else so I ended up having this extra shadow box to use up.
Although I like the way they look, I’m not usually a huge fan of shadow boxes cause they just seem kinda finicky to put together in a nice way. Like you need all kinds of different little doodads to fill them up, you know?
But then….. I made this one with all of two things in it, Jack’s birth announcement and the little hat he got in the hospital, and I love it!
The trick? Covering the backing first with a bold fabric helps to fill in the blank spots and really make for an eye-catching display. So if you’re not very crafty, or just not feeling very crafty at the moment, this is a neat way to do it.
I didn’t even bother hanging it up. I just popped it on the shelf and called it done.
I just think it’s the cutest.
So there we go! A shortcut to a shadowbox!
Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.