DIY Holiday Shadow Boxes using our Nielsen Profile 100 Picture Frame

Cooler weather brings out the crafty girl in me! Recently, I decided to try my hand at making a Holiday Shadow Box using our new Nielsen Profile 100 Shadow Box frame. Our shadow box frame has a 1 11/16” deep rabbet, making it perfect for this fun project.

Today’s example uses Halloween-themed items – pumpkin paper, spooky stickers, and candy corn. You can adapt this to any holiday or event by just switching out the paper, stickers, and craft items. I picked 5x7 for the size because you can quickly make a lot of decorative shadow boxes for very little cost; however, you can get as large as your budget allows.



Step 1

Remove one side of the frame per the instructions and slide out the foamboard backer and glass. Place your craft paper on top of the foamboard. You can put a tiny piece of tape across the top to help the paper lie flat if desired. Then apply some stickers to the front of the glass.


Step 2

Slide your foamboard and glass back into the frame. Turn the frame upright and pour some candy corn into the frame.


Step 3

Place the side back onto the frame and display your amazing shadow box!


These are a few additional examples of other shadow boxes I made using this same method. The possibilities are truly endless!


About the author


Joely Rogers is the vice president of Frame Destination, Inc. She has been with the company since 2005. Joely has a graduate degree in English language education and storytelling from the University of Southern Mississippi. She is also a lifelong artist and paints, sculpts, and creates art journals and jewelry in her cozy home studio. Her personal website is

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