I spent hours working out in the freezing cold of November 2013, to make this Shadow Box for my husband’s Christmas gift. I made it from scraps of wood that I found around the house, pieces of leather from past projects, glass from a picture frame, hinges from an old bench my grandfather made, and pieces of my husband horse tack for the door handle. The sides, I covered with the brown paper treatment to look like leather. I filled it with mementos that were meaningful to him. It brought tears to his eyes Christmas morning. These photos I took along the way. I don’t have step by step instructions, but you’ll get the general idea. I hope you will be inspired to make your own!

The evolution of my shadow box.

The evolution of my shadow box.

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