Here in 2021, it is no secret that during these days of quarantine and social distancing, many people have turned to interior decorating projects and other indoor hobbies to pass the time and maintain their mental health. If there is one type of frame that fulfills all of these needs, it is the humble shadow box. Simple yet versatile, the shadow box offers much more depth than a normal picture frame, letting you show off decorations, memorabilia, and prized keepsakes – perfect for themed displays that encapsulate your favorite things. The only limit is the imagination! Making shadow boxes is a fun project idea.
What Inspires You?
As with all creative projects, the first step in getting your shadowbox project started is to ask yourself: What inspires you? Is it nature? Family? What about sports, or art? Anything that drives you or captures your imagination can easily be made the subject of a lovely, decorative shadow box.
Scientifically speaking, the human memory is far from perfect. As we grow older, our memories – even treasured ones – get fuzzier and fuzzier. What better way to preserve these memories than with a shadow box? Shadow boxes are the perfect medium for displaying your favorite mementos connected to special life events, ensuring that your memories stay fresh. Weddings, concerts, family outings, and vacations are all popular themes for shadow box projects. Get creative and make something truly personal!
The Right Shadow Box for the Job
Once you know what the subject of your shadow box will be, it is important to find a shadow box that fits your project, both physically and aesthetically. Make sure that your shadow box is big enough and deep enough to contain everything you plan to display inside of it.
Frame USA offers a robust selection of shadow boxes in multiple sizes and colors, including the Elite Series and Showcase Series, which feature interior depths of up to 2 inches. If you are looking for a more rustic look with a country feel, the Barnwood Shadow Box Series — made from real reclaimed wood from barns and farmhouses across the United States — is a perfect choice. If you’re not sure, feel free to reach out to Frame USA for expert advice on the perfect shadow box for your project.