DIY Shadow Boxes

Hello friends! 
I am back today with a very interesting post.
Don’t we all love shadow boxes…? These can be made in various themes and for many occasions. Shadow boxes are the trend these days. 

I recently made shadow boxes for Mother’s day and let me tell you they were super hit!
Today I will be showing you how to make these shadow boxes using a sheet of cardstock/Paper and a scoreboard all by yourself. Isn’t it exciting..? So let’s get on with it without wasting further time.
Take an A4 sized white cardstock and a scoreboard. 

Score it 4 times at an interval of 1/2″ from all the sides.

Out of the 16 scored squares at each corner leave one and cut off all the remaining squares. The Picture will help you understand better.
Repeat the process to all the corners.

This is how you have the trimmed cardstock. 

Now starting with the longer side, roll up the folds and fold in the scored area and stick to the base to form the wall. Repeat to the other side. 

Now on the shorter side, you need to trim the first to panels straight in line with the folded wall. Cut the third panel diagonally. 

Now apply glue to the loose square, tuck it in the gap of the longer wall. Apply glue to the tiny triangular part and the tuck in the entire side by sticking it to the base. 
Repeat the same to the other side.

Your structure of the box is ready.


 I have a video showing the above process step-by-step. Click HERE to watch the video. (Do not forget to subscribe if you wish to watch more such videos)

Some tips –

  • You can make shadow boxes of various sizes using different sized paper. Just remember that when you use a rectangle paper you make a rectangle shadow box and when you use a square paper you make a square box. The video tutorial show rectangular shadow boxes made using A4 sized cardstocks. 
  • You can use colourful/printed paper for making these. Keep in mind that the backside of your paper will form the wall of the box. And the front side of the paper will form the front of the box.
  • You can decorate it with various themes by using theme-wise embellishments/decorations and the base cardstock. 

I have made a few shadow boxes to show you all:

Mini Shadowbox
I made this box using an 8″x 8″ cardstock. Once the box was ready, I used Chalk paint to colour it. Created the background using distress oxides and adhered it to the box. Fussy cut some succulents and a sentiment from the 12″ x 12″ Succulents paper pack and adhered them to the box. Lastly, place handmade succulents from the Succulent Shelf colour pack.

Supplies used –

Baby Shadowbox
Made this using a 12″x12″ cardstock. Embellished with Baby boy wishes sticker pack.
Picture courtesy – Pixabay



Baby boy wishes sticker pack
Adonia Moonlight flowers
Beaded blooms moonlight

Friends shadowbox
Made this using a 12″x12″ cardstock. 
Embellished with lots of flowers from the

floral collection.

Picture courtesy – Pixabay
Sentiment courtesy – Google

Supplies used –
That’s all from my end today!!
Hope you enjoyed making these shadow boxes.
Your feedback is always greatly appreciated. I would love to read them out.










Altered Box Mini Succulent Garden

Hi dear crafty friends.

It’s such an honour to be here with you today, guest designing for the amazing Little Birdie Crafts. Thank you so much for the invitation. For those of you, who might not know me yet – I’m Aleksandra aka Papermade fairytale. I live in a gorgeous, small European country Slovenia with my three little children and with my darling husband. My greatest passion ever is crafting. I’ve been actively crafting for the last 9 years and today, this is also my full time job. I love switching between papercrafting and mixed media style and joining them both together. My biggest recent passion is altered art. I love altering unusual object and I love unusual challenges. This is what inspires me and makes me creative.

Today I’d like to share with you my project, that I prepared as a guest designer for all you, fans of Little Birdie Crafts. I created an altered box with a gorgeous succulent garden on top.

I first colored the box with Matt chalk acrylic paint – “Muted Teal”. Then I added a miniature chair on top and decorated it with some of the gorgeous Little Birdie Succulent flowers! I looove those flowers! I’m so thrilled I finally got a chance to work with them. They are really a unique product from Little Birdie.

Then I colored some Little Birdie chipboard sprigs and added them with some dry tree branches to the composition. I attached some gorgeous small pink and white flowers to it.

I added some more flowers around the garden chair and at the side of the box to make the box richer. As a finishing touch I cut out a gorgeous quote from the ” 12 x 12 Succulent Garden” paper collection and added it with a chipboard on the composition.

I hope you’ll like my project and it will inspire you in some way.

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving some love! It means a world!

Have a lovely day!

Hugs, Aleksandra

Supplies used from Little Birdie Crafts:

Mixed Media Flower Frame

Hey Guys Olga here !
Today I have for you a small Mixed Media project. Its really easy and fun to make and thanks to Little Birdie flowers; it looks stunning and super decorative.

I started with Burlap panel stencil and grainy texture paste.

I spread paste unevenly around the whole background. I allowed some areas to be partially filled and after I lift my stencil I spread some of the texture to connect honeycombs and get bigger areas of white paste.

While my texture paste was drying I cut out sentiments from paper packs and painted my chipboard frame white. Then I assembled my composition focusing on one side of my photo .

To make my bouquet appear fuller I tacked some flowers cut in half here and there. Its really cool trick to fill some gaps without bulking the project.  Straight edges were masked with flower petals.

When I was happy with my composition, I added some matching colors of watercolor here and there to add some interest to background.
I was trying to add purple in areas where flowers touch my burlap and green in areas where I had leaves to add a painting look to my piece.

I’m really happy how this one turned out to be.  I’m totally obsessed with Little Birdie’s style of roses and you get such a nice value pack here. All other flowers I picked in matching color but much smaller to let my roses be the main focus next to gorgeous girl on the photo .


Supplies from Little Birdie Crafts:

  1. Rosalind Mulberry 21pcs
  2. Stencil Honey Comb Design 18.5 X 24.5cm 1pc
  3. Adonia-Mysterious Mauve 5pcs
  4. Symphony Orchid 8pcs
  5. Chipboard Elegant Swirl Double square Frame 1pc
  6. Grainy Texture Paste 200gms white
  7. Burlap MDF Panel 6in X 8in 2Pc