Check it Out! On my quest to rebuild my craft supplies, I spend a lot of my shopping time in the clearance section. I love a great deal and even if I am not going to use it right away, I know there will be something else that comes along to eventually use it with. A few months back I found these great die cut wooden frames on clearance and I bought 2 of the small ones and 1 of the larger ones and then a few weeks ago I found a set of nesting wooden crates marked down as well. I discovered that the small frame fits perfectly on one of the wooden crates and creates a great framed shadow box.
My supplies include: paints, seashells and some great jeweled push pins (also a clearance item) along with hot glue.
I started by painting my wood. I painted the die-cut frame a light blue along with the outside of the wooden crate. I painted the inside of the crate a tan color. I knew I wanted to use a beach picture in my shadow box, but I also chose to use the push pins so that I can change the photo out if I want to.
So using the push pins I attach my picture to the inside of the crate. I didn't use any other sort of glue and only used 2 at the top of the picture.
Then I simply hot glued the wooden die cut frame to the top of the wooden crate to create the framed box.
You can add a hanger to the back or just set it on a shelf.
I added some seashells to complete the look and again did not glue them down. By not gluing things down, I am able to easily change the picture and embellishments. I could put a family Christmas picture and some ornaments for the holidays or a birthday picture and some mini presents or whatever!