I have a fair amount of jewelry and I’m always looking for better ways to store it. I’m also always on the lookout for easy DIY home decor projects…and this idea fits both! You can create a beautiful space for your jewelry (or other small items) with a simple shadow box and some cute wrapping paper! It’s a home decor project that is both beautiful and functional.
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I found this 10″x14″ front-loading shadow box display frame at Hobby Lobby (during a 50% off sale, no less!). They had a lot of different styles and I was probably standing in the aisle considering my options for about 15 minutes, LOL! I ended up choosing this one because it already had a nice burlap backing inside, which I knew would be perfect for push pins to hold things up.
When I had finally committed to buying a frame, I started by choosing my “art” to display in the frame. I didn’t have anything on hand that I had been wanting to frame, so instead I used a piece of spare wrapping paper that I thought was cute. (The paper itself was fairly thin, so I made it a bit sturdier by backing it with some plain cardstock.)
I used plain ol’ Scotch tape to stick my “art” to the frame behind the glass.
Once that’s done, it’s ready to hang! Anywhere you have space will do just fine.
Originally, the magazine feature on this idea suggested using the shadow box as a secret place to stash jewelry. This would be perfect if you had a bit of space on your bedroom or bathroom wall!
I also thought the inside of the shadow box would be a great place to store keys! Spare car keys, mailbox keys, keys to a shed, or what have you. Adhesive labels might be a good idea to help identify which key is which. :-)
These are just two ideas, but I’m sure there are a million and one other ways you could use this “secret storage” shadow box.
How would you use it?? Share your idea in the comments below!