3 Dimensional Art Displays
Shadow boxes are specialized frames made for the display of treasured memorabilia. Just about anything near and dear to us can be proudly displayed in a shadow box: Indian arrowheads, Eagle Scout badges, your rock collection, you name it. Chances are, sometime in your life you'll find need of a shadow box of some type to show off your precious 3 dimensional collectables in proper style and elegance.
Shadow boxes military style
Military retirement shadow boxes for displaying military decorations and medals are especially popular and have been family heirlooms for many generations. The families of military Veterans who are buried in full military ceremonies are given an American Flag to keep as a nostalgic remembrance of their loved one who served their country so honorably. At the burial site, when there is a 21 Gun Salute ceremony - a spent bullet casing is sometimes gathered by an Officer (one for each immediate family member) placed securely into the triangular folds of the flag before it is presented to the family.
Your hobby in custom wood and glass
A shadow box consists of a deep picture-style frame or shallow box covered with glass; they're almost like little rooms of their own that tell a very special story - with no words! Another popular designed box is made just for the bride and groom. Meticulously arranged inside this personal treasure box can be precious, nostalgic items to commemorate the happy couple's special day such as:
- Wedding invitations
- Printed wedding favors
- The ring bearers pillow
- The groom’s corsage
- Silk flowers
These boxes can be used to display the fruits of all kinds of crafts and hobbies, from quilts to Roman coins to dioramas. Got a nice bug collection? Put it on display in one of these boxes. Leaf collection? There's a shadow box for it. Alien spaceship design? Okay, why not. For some artists, shadow display boxes are the end result of their art. They design, decorate, and hand-build their own boxes, stocking them with various items, from hand-painted katchina dolls to tiny collages.
By now you're probably wondering, "Where can I get my own nifty shadow box?" We'll be happy to help. Online you can find complete boxes ready-made for your collection of miniature Elvis figurines, or you can buy the materials you need to make your own custom boxes to match your designs. Everyone has something they need to display, so what are you waiting for? Get (or make) your own shadow box today!
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