The steps of building a shadow box is quite simple, what you basically need are:
(ii) A picture frame to attach to the box, you can decide to have a frame with a glass or without the glass.
(iii) A coloured paper or a fabric as a background piece
For the flower bouquet I’m working on I chose an A4 size frame that fits in the bouquet nicely.
The only problem is that I cannot find an A4 size shadow box for the job so I was left with two options: (1) build a wooden box or (2) use other material as the shadow box. Having an abundance supply of carboard boxes lying around inside the house made me choose Option 2.
So I made an A4 size box using cardboard and wrapped it with craft paper. I added a hinge to attach the frame to the shadow box, to make it possible to access the content inside.
Next is to add a background to the shadow box, glued the bouquet to it, place it in the box and then enjoyed the artistic view of my first shadow box project.
Few more views of the completed shadow box