Shadow Box to Picture Frame

I found this old shadow box a while ago at the thrift store and thought it might fun to change it up a bit...and give it as a gift.

I sprayed it white and sanded it down.

Since I marked this particular find for Annie, I blew up one of her favorite photos...

and cut it to fill the holes.

Using Mod Podge, I simply glued each piece inside.

It now hangs in her living room...

along with a couple family mementos. Pin It Now!


  1. Wow, this is really cute! Great use for those old shadow boxes!

  2. Great Idea! And to think I just passed one up at a garage sale! Didn't know what to do with it. Now I do, thanks!

  3. I am in love with this! Such wonderful visual impact.

  4. what a great idea! i have a few of these and im thinking a family photo at the beach and all the boxes are great for the shells and "things" the kids find on the beach!

  5. Fun stuff! Oozing with creativity. =)

  6. Such a great gift! You are pretty much the queen of blown-up-photos-and-mod-podge!


  7. I love it! It looks great, I am going to have to blow up a photo!

  8. This is awesome, thank you for sharing!

    Jane, The Snob

  9. Very impressive! I love it! Great job!

  10. This is such a wonderful idea!! Thanks for sharing!! Just curious, where do get your photos enlarged? Do you do it yourself or do you use some sort of service?

    1. I used Shutterfly. They're relatively inexpensive....

    2. Awesome!! I've used them for large prints before - glad to know I'm on the right track! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog, BTW, so many good ideas! Were buying our first home this summer and I can't wait to try some out in our new space. Thank you!!

  11. Wow this is so fun! I've seen it going around Pinterest like crazy the past few days. We would LOVE for you to come link it up in our Crafty Showcase! We love old and new post and even ETSY/Craft Business links!

    Thanks for posting this. I've added it to my daughter's DIY links. She wants to make it. We have a shadow box like this in the garage. Time to redo it into something fun for her!

    Susie @Bowdabra


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