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DIY Layered Paper Wall Art

A shadow box frame doesn’t always have to hold personal treasured and 3-dimensional keepsakes. It can also hold art created with a 3D look. See how to personalize your space with a sleek frame that features a name, shape or beloved icon. Use three-dimensional foam adhesive squares to add height to your layered paper pieces for a complete piece of art. The bronze finish of our Humbert frame compliments many paint colors and themes making it the perfect accessory to style your home.

DIY Layered Paper Shadow Box Supplies

Supplies:

DIY Layered Paper Shadow Box Step 1

You can create a layered paper design using cardstock pieces cut with a die-cut machine or cut by hand using a stencil. If you want to recreate our design, upload the SVG cut file to your die cut machine program and get cutting.

DIY Layered Paper Shadow Box Step 2

Once cut, arrange your pieces on your background to figure out your desired layout. Use a mix of liquid adhesive and foam adhesive squares to adhere them down in place. Tip: you can stack foam adhesive squares on top of one another to create more than one height.

DIY Layered Paper Shadow Box Step 3

Replace the backing on the shadow box and add the D ring hangers on the back to hang.

DIY Layered Paper Shadow Box Final

DIY Layered Paper Shadow Box With Girl

Display this special frame in a bedroom to make the space more personalized. This layered wall art piece makes a great baby shower or baby welcome gift.

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Tara Nehil Headshot Tara Nehil is author of SpotOfTeaDesigns.com, a lifestyle blog sharing home décor, crafts, party inspiration and parenting lessons learned the hard way. Her graphic design background is evident in the home she lives in and styles with her husband of 8 years and 2 young daughters. Follow her creative journey for photo tutorials, printables, budget-friendly decorating tips and ways to celebrate occasions big and small.
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DIY Textured Canvas Wall Art

Just as in life, not everything has to be smooth and relaxed. Add some variety and texture in your life and your home when creating textured canvas abstract art using supplies from your local home improvement store. Yes, you heard us right, joint compound, originally designed to repair plaster and drywall can be used on a basic canvas to fill the blank walls in your space. Check out our tutorial for tips to finish it off with a dry brush technique and how to fit these abstract pieces in a Lennon Shadowbox using the canvas clips provided. 

DIY Textured Canvas Wall Art Supplies

Supplies:

Texture Canvas Wall Art Step 1

Start by protecting your surface with large scraps of cardboard. Note: There can be a long dry time for the first step of this project so you might want to work on it in an out-of-the-way place, like the garage.

Textured Canvas Wall Art Step 2

Joint compound is easy to work with as it can be really smooth if you pay attention to your smoothing technique, but it can also hold the textured pattern you apply to it. Use a putty knife to apply some joint compound onto the canvas.

Textured Canvas Wall Art Step 3

Consider holding the knife at different positions to create different patterns. Pull down. Push left or right. Lift the material to make peaks. Drag to make long marks or use the flattest side to make a subtle pattern.

Textured Canvas Wall Art Step 4

Try different tools that might evoke a pattern just by the way you drag it across your canvas.

You can use one or any of these techniques on different canvases.

Textured Canvas Wall Art Step 5

Once fully dry consider adding some color with acrylic paint and a dry brush technique.

Textured Canvas Wall Art Step 6

Adding paint to the peeks will have a different look than adding paint to the valleys of your texture surface. Play around and see what type of unique abstract art you can create in this step.  

Textured Canvas Wall Art Step 7

Now that your paint is dry, let’s prep to hang! Your canvas frame order will include offset canvas clips that secure the canvas safe within your frame. The number of clips sent is determined by your canvas size.

Textured Canvas Wall Art Step 8

Follow our tutorial and learn how to add the offset clips to the back of your canvas first, then onto the frame itself.

 DIY Textured Canvas Wall Art

Repeat for all canvases and frames.

DIY Textured Canvas Wall Art

Add our D-ring hanging materials using our step-by-step tutorial.

DIY Textured Canvas Wall Art

Add your canvas frames to your wall and admire the texture and interest you added to your living room, bedroom or office. The 1 ½” depth of the Lennon shadowbox frame allows your texture canvas art to stand out with a sleek, professional finish.

DIY Textured Canvas Wall Art Close Up

DIY Textured Canvas Wall Art Vertical

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Tara Nehil Headshot Tara Nehil is author of SpotOfTeaDesigns.com, a lifestyle blog sharing home décor, crafts, party inspiration and parenting lessons learned the hard way. Her graphic design background is evident in the home she lives in and styles with her husband of 8 years and 2 young daughters. Follow her creative journey for photo tutorials, printables, budget-friendly decorating tips and ways to celebrate occasions big and small.
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Americana Floral Shadow Box

Hone your inner Betsy Ross and show your patriotic pride with an Americana Floral Shadow Box featuring those iconic stars and stripes. Our 3-dimensional floral art inspired by the Old Glory herself is the perfect dimensional piece to display in your front entryway or fireplace mantle. The rustic, country-chic look of our Bruno shadow box has a nice depth to allow for your interpretation of the American flag using artificial flowers. Grab our free Stars & Stripes SVG cut file and add adhesive vinyl to the front of the acrylic to finish this masterpiece for Memorial Day or the 4th of July.

Americana Shadow Box Supplies

Supplies:

 

Americana Shadow Box Step 1

First, pop off or cut the flowers off the stem pack so they are all individual flower heads. Which method really depends on the flower type so give them a tug and see if they pop off easily.  

Americana Shadow Box Step 2

Remove the foam backer of your shadow box. Arrange the floral pieces on the surface in the desired pattern. Use hot glue to adhere. Tip: the cardboard box your shadow box frame arrived in makes for a great surface to glue to protector your table!

Americana Shadow Box Step 3

Pop the decorative foam backer back into the Bruno frame. The rustic look of this frame works perfectly for the true Americana theme! Feel free to leave the design as is, or if desired, continue on to add a phrase on the front.

Americana Shadow Box Final

Upload your stars & stripes SVG cut file to your die cut machine and cut on permanent or temporary vinyl. Use weeding tools and transfer tape to apply the design to the front of your frame.

Americana Shadow Box

Place your Americana Floral Shadow Box on a shelf, entryway table or fireplace mantle and decorate for the patriotic summer season. Surround it with American flags and other patriotic décor.

Americana Shadow Box

Or, add the sawtooth hanger on the back and display it in your home for July 4th or all year round.

Americana Shadow Box

Americana Shadow Box

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Tara Nehil Headshot Tara Nehil is author of SpotOfTeaDesigns.com, a lifestyle blog sharing home décor, crafts, party inspiration and parenting lessons learned the hard way. Her graphic design background is evident in the home she lives in and styles with her husband of 8 years and 2 young daughters. Follow her creative journey for photo tutorials, printables, budget-friendly decorating tips and ways to celebrate occasions big and small.
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DIY Shelf Frame

When you can’t decide between a picture frame or shelf for your wall space, consider doing a combination of both! This unique DIY helps declutter your tabletop and showcase your collections in a fun way. The wide moulding and rustic metallic façade of the Dakota shadowbox really glams up even the most dreary of spaces. See how this DIY Shelf Frame is the perfect way to blend art and function using a beautiful shadowbox as the base using our tutorial. 

DIY Shelf Frame Supplies

Supplies:

  • (2) 6” x 9” Dakota Shadowbox Frames
  • Scrap Wood
  • Acrylic paint – white, champagne gold metallic
  • Paintbrush
  • Heavy-duty adhesive, like E6000
  • Foam Core or thin scrap of wood

First, determine which way you want to hang your frames. Cut scrap pieces of wood to fit inside each frame. We chose to hang one frame vertically and one horizontally so our wood pieces for the shelves measured 3.5” x 5.5” and 3.5” x 8.375”.

Paint Shelves

Paint your scrap pieces of wood with a layer of white paint then top that with a champagne gold metallic paint. Tip: Consider using a contrasting paint color to bring in a pop of color on your wall!

Glue Shelves

We found that a small piece of foam core was needed inside the shadowbox in order to make the shelf fit flush when inside the frame. Cut and adhere this piece in place then adhere the wood shelf on top, making the end flush with the inside edge of the shadowbox. We recommend a heavy-duty adhesive, like E6000.

Hang Shelves

To hang, hammer in a sawtooth hanger on the back or Command strips made for a heavy weight since these will be shelves holding additional weight.

Frame Shelves Hung 

Fill your shelves with whatever trinkets, treasures or collections you wish!

Frame Shelves Filled

Now all your items are easily accessible in reach but aren’t taking up space in your bathroom, office, or bedroom space.

DIY Frame Shelves Styled

Consider mixing in DIY shelf frames with traditional framed art for a unique gallery wall option!

DIY Frame Shelf Final

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Tara Nehil Headshot Tara Nehil is author of SpotOfTeaDesigns.com, a lifestyle blog sharing home décor, crafts, party inspiration and parenting lessons learned the hard way. Her graphic design background is evident in the home she lives in and styles with her husband of 8 years and 2 young daughters. Follow her creative journey for photo tutorials, printables, budget-friendly decorating tips and ways to celebrate occasions big and small.
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DIY Floral Photo Booth Frame

When it comes to modern parties, everyone has a cell phone in hand ready to capture beautiful selfies and group shots to post on the ‘gram. If you’re in charge of the next bridal shower, birthday bash, or Mother’s Day photo session, glam up the photo booth area with a floral frame you can DIY to fit any party vibe.  The ornate pattern of the Aurora frame is the perfect base for this DIY floral project that guests can hold and be the center of attention… literally.  Read on to discover more tips, tricks, and inspiring alternatives to make this photo booth worthy of all the likes.

Floral Photo Booth Supplies

Supplies:

This frame screams modern vintage with the intricate pattern and aged paint application making it the perfect space for floral accents.  The 1 3/8” width of this regal frame allows for some space to add accessories but you still might need a little extra surface space.

Remove Flowers

First, rack your brain for those geometry skills and create two right triangles from heavyweight cardboard. Flip your frame over and use hot glue to adhere them in two opposite corners of the frame.

Next, pop the heads and leaves off the stem set.

Create Holes

Many of these flowers will come off easily and intact but they are not always flat due to the hard centers. If yours are dimensional flowers, like these, punch a hole in the cardboard where you can insert the flowers.

Glue Flowers

Use hot glue to adhere these flowers in the holes on the cardboard. We chose 3 floral clusters in one corner and 2 on the other.

Glue Leaves

Finally, spend some time layering the leaves under the flowers to cover any of the cardboard pieces that were exposed and add some greenery to the frame.

Flower Close Up

Remember: just because you have more, doesn’t mean you have to use it all! Do what looks best to your eye, not what’s in your supply!

Floral Photo Booth Final

Tip: Don’t cover up too much of the frame on the sides to allow adequate space for guests to handle the frame with ease and not wrinkle the accessories.

Floral Photo Booth Models

Using a rectangular shaped frame allows for a photo booth that is both horizontal for two friends or vertical for single selfies.

Floral Photo Booth Prop

Optional: If your venue is outdoors of you have access to an overhead beam or rail, consider hanging this frame so guests walk up to it for photos versus holding it in their hands.

Floral Photo Booth Prop Close Up

Photo Booth Prop Closeup

Floral Photo Booth Prop Models

 

 


About The Author

Tara Nehil Headshot Tara Nehil is author of SpotOfTeaDesigns.com, a lifestyle blog sharing home décor, crafts, party inspiration and parenting lessons learned the hard way. Her graphic design background is evident in the home she lives in and styles with her husband of 8 years and 2 young daughters. Follow her creative journey for photo tutorials, printables, budget-friendly decorating tips and ways to celebrate occasions big and small.
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