What to do with 3 showdow boxes?

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2 are 10x10 & 1 is 10x13...2" deep. I would like to hang them in my guest bedroom but I can't figure out what to put in them. The main colors in the room are blue/brown & white. help

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  • Mogie Mogie on Feb 27, 2018
    What is the theme of the rooms? Beach, library like, western, old fashioned, modern???
  • I made one with my grandmother's vintage handkerchiefs, there is another with sand dollars, starfish and seashells and I just started another with travel items, postcards, cocktail napkins, matchbooks. See if these help.



  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Feb 27, 2018
    old jewelry,keys,hankerchiefs,special cards
  • Dfm Dfm on Feb 27, 2018
    Do you have any collections? Match box cars, thimbles? Vintage soaps? Mc Donald toys?
  • Karen Kleinman Karen Kleinman on Feb 27, 2018
    It depends if the plants will get full sun or part shade. Figure out the lighting of the sun, and then go to the nursery and ask for plants matching the sun requirements. Choose the prettiest ones they can show you. I would, personally, get perennials so I don't have to keep replanting every season, but it is up to you.
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Feb 27, 2018
    My mom would put fabric on it, back when, she would use velvet, burlap type material in a fun color or cork. She then would attach coins, shells, fancy belt buckles, all assorted things she had around that she was collecting. Another thing you could use, cut down a plastic food container and make a fake vase, paint it, and put artificial flowers or greens, or a combination with greens like an ivy that would hang down a little below the flowers. By cutting down the container, it would be like putting just a portion of the vase sticking out so it isn't so far out. You can paint it in a color of your choosing. My mom would affix things to her shadow boxes with Elmer's glue so that she could change things out if she wanted by soaking off the pieces with water.
  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Feb 28, 2018
    Glue a fabric to a cardboard and attach to the back of your shadow box, hang them and put in items specific to your area...like sea shells if you are coastal, mountain themes like rocks and wishing stones. You could also go seasonal/holiday.
  • Leslie Florence Leslie Florence on Feb 28, 2018
    you could put miniatures in them