Whether you live in a small apartment or are a student living in a dorm room, finding space to either display or store your stuff can be difficult. Most likely when faced with this challenge, you begin hunting for storage solutions at your local big box store. Now you may be able to find a storage contraption to fix your problem, however you may be faced with another (not so important) problem which is its overall design. I mean, you want to store and display your stuff in style, right?
Well, to solve both of these problems, I'm going to show you how you can turn two paper-mache boxes into shadow boxes! Yes, shadow boxes! Now the boxes that I'm using in this project are two paper-mache boxes which measure 8 1/2 inches and 7 1/2 inches. These boxes came in a set which also included a 6 inch box. This 6 inch box I used in my Hidden Storage DIY.
Now depending on your particular needs and style, you can add or take away the amount of boxes you want to use in your shadow box configuration. Personally, I liked the look of two paper-mache boxes because it doesn't take up that much wall space but still provides me with the storage I was looking for. Beside square boxes, you can also recreate this project with either rectangular boxes or even hexagon boxes (which I think would be really cool)!
When it comes to decorating, the sky is the limit! This is the time to put on your creative hat and have fun! In this tutorial, I'll show you a couple of different decorating techniques so you can really see what all can be done with these little boxes.
So, to find out how to make your own shadow boxes just check out the full tutorial below!