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As a collector of many a knickknack, I often find myself at a loss on how to properly display my trinkets. Enter the shadowbox. Shadowboxes are simple to create and offer a beautiful way to personalize a collection. So, gathering my collection of ceramic squirrels, I set out to construct a miniature world for them!
Do you have a collection? How do you like to display it?
collections, decor tips
doesn’t the word “wares” mean things you’re selling?
not necessarily, to wit: Archaeology . a group of ceramic types classified according to paste and texture, surface modification, as burnish or glaze, and decorative motifs rather than shape and color.
I have a hole in the wall where there are some wires and “man stuff”. It was the only thing I thought that made it look decent without hanging something over. Its just a silly project I did for college with some film negatives and postcards from when I went to the Picasso museum when I was abroad.
That is so cool.
I was thinking about making one for a small sparrow’s nest I found that had fallen out of a tree. It’s in perfect condition, no bugs or mites. I’ll probably find some small decorative (fake) eggs and a birdy to put in it. Thanks for reminding me!
The only thing I collect is owls and I have them displayed throughout my apartment 🙂
So adorable! Can you find those boxes at any art/crafts supply shop?
Alison, Like Jade says below, these frames are pretty widely available. I bought this one in a chain craft store. Happy crafting!
i have a collection of 1″ pins from craft shows, friends and just all around cool finds.
I just made similar shadow boxes to show off some of my favorites
This is such an awesome idea to display smaller collectibles! I don’t like clutter, so most of my small items are just in boxes :/
Alison – I’ve seen these in a variety of department stores, thrift shops, pretty much most places that sell standard picture frames.. and they come in different sizes! 😀
I use to make these when I was a lot younger. This has brought back fond memories, and inspiration to find that glue gun and a frame!
That is such a cute idea!
oh yes, my shadowboxes showcase my grandmothers sparkly jewelry; her sets of brooches and earrings are too pretty to store away, but I won’t be wearing them. I artisticlalty arrange them, then hot glue them into a shadowbox with a backing of black velvet or neutral linen and they sparkle on my walls like artwork.
This idea is adorable! Too bad i don’t have a collection. Do you have any ideas? 😛
This is such a cute and easy idea. I would love to do something like this 🙂
It is great!!! I will do one about owls and horses ..
perfect! i am a knickknack collector myself and my place just ends up looking messy and full of clutter. i’m going to try this with my collection of random japanese mini erasers, thanks (:
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