“Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud” ~ Maya Angelou
Your little one will be on cloud nine when seeing this rainbow heart shadowbox donning her bedroom wall. See how the light and clean palette of our Lucius frame allows the colorful paper hearts to stand out on any colored wall! This simple project can be done in any color palette with any paper shape so use our guide as inspiration for your next DIY design!
- 12 x 12” Lucius White Frame
- Cardstock of various colors
- Glue Pen
- Popsicle Stick or Bone Folder
- Optional: Heart paper punch or Cricut cutting machine
This project can be made using traditional scissors, a paper punch, or using a Cricut cutting machine to cut out the shapes. Whichever route you choose, do your best to keep the shapes the same, especially when applying the second layers of shapes on a later step.
First, cut hearts from colorful cardstock. You can go the traditional rainbow route, try a pastel rainbow or try an alternative bright rainbow palette, as seen here. Our 12 x 12” shadowbox uses (10) of each of the (6) colors shown.
Get your ROYGBIV on and lay your paper hearts in order on the smooth, white shadowbox backing. Use a glue pen to adhere the shapes to the surface. Tip: use a ruler to help line these up as best you can.
Lay a ruler on the center of your heart shape and run a bone folder or popsicle stick along the edge to score it down the middle. Fold the heart and rub along the crease with the flat part of the bone folder or popsicle stick for a crisp crease.
Unfold and apply glue to stick on select hearts for a dimensional look.
Repeat in a random pattern, as desired.
This glassless, dimensional shadowbox will be right at home surrounding the rainbow or unicorn décor most likely in your little girl’s space.
About The Author
|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.|