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DIY Layered Paper Wall Art

June 16, 2021

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.

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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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