Baby Block Shadow Box

By  Kathy Dobson  for  DCWV

size: 8"x8"

  • Baby Block Shadow Box


  • Black wooden shadow box, 8”x8”
  • Wooden blocks, at least 1”x1”x1”, four
  • DCWV Nana’s Nursery Baby Girl Stack Paper Collection
  • DCWV Nana’s Nursery Collection Chipboard Shapes
  • White chipboard letters, 1”
  • Small buttons: 10 pink, two green
  • Mini clothespins, three
  • Jute twine
  • Photo, 3”x4”


  • Adhesives: paper adhesive, hot glue gun and glue sticks

Basic Supplies

  • paper trimmer, scissors, ruler, pencil
  • 1. Select six coordinating prints from paper stack. Cut first print to 8"x8" and adhere to inside back of shadow box.
  • 2. Mat photo on second print, leaving 1/4" border. Adhere matted photo to third print, leaving 1/4" border. Adhere to background of shadow box, 1/4" from right edge and 3" from top.
  • 3. Cover one face of each block with paper, using a different print for each one. Adhere chipboard letters to blocks to spell BABY. Hot glue blocks to bottom edge of shadow box as shown.
  • 4. Cut an 11" twine length. Hot glue twine ends to each side of shadow box, 2" from top edge. Leave at least 1" of twine free at each end; hot glue ends into loops.
  • 5. Hot glue buttons to each end of twine to create flowers; place pink buttons for petals, green button for center.
  • 6. Clip chipboard shapes to twine using mini clothespins.