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Shadowboxes are amazing, beautiful and a little bit different. They are three dimensional but not fully. And they are made for hanging on the wall.

Here I have various tutorials, pics and information about them.

Glass Shadowboxes at the Corning Museum of Glass

The Museum has glass of all types, from all over the world, and throughout most of human history. They have some great shadowboxes made from lampwork glass. Glass Shadowboxes at the Corning Museum



Montezuma's Castle Shadowbox

I took a trip to Arizona. While there I stopped at a place called Montezuma's Castle. It is a historic landmark. And at the site they had a wonderful shadowbox of the castle. See more here


Sunwest -Shadowbox

Excellent little shadowbox with some electrical effects. The sun is one of those little battery powered candles that flickers. the terrain is woodland scenics. Check it out here


The 3-D Waterfall Shadowbox Diorama

This is a beautiful diorama depicting a walking bridge spanning over a waterfall and it has a three dimensional aspect in that it is bursting right out of the shadowbox. The 3d Waterfall Shadowbox Diorama


Wolf Shadowbox

Bark at the Moon Wolf Shadowbox

Here is a shadowbox that combines a variety of different techniques. It has diorama making techniques and it also has a light (for the moon) and music by Ozzy. Bark at the Moon


Spring in the Alps Shadow Box Diorama

Spring in the Alps Shadow Box Diorama

I love shadowboxes. They are so unique. Frank has made a wonderful one and you can check it out right here: Spring in the Alps


Alps shadowbox

The Alps

Another wonderful diorama in the form of a shadow box. This one is called "The Alps" And it is a nostalgic scene of an old automobile traveling one of those narrow roads in the Alps and going over a bridge : The Alps shadowbox diorama


Shadowbox of a dream

Diorama of a Dream

A web visitor (John) had a dream and decided to build a diorama to show the dream. Pretty cool and this diorama definitely has a dream-like quality about it. Check it out here


Rocky Cliff Shadowbox

Rocky Cliff Shadowbox

Shadowboxes are one of my favorite things when it comes to dioramas. This one is an excellent execution in shadowbox form. It is very simple yet very complex. Something like this can be very difficult to get just right. This one is perfect. The Shadowbox diorama


Dungeon shadowbox

ShadowBox diorama of a dungeon scene-

This is a nice project that gets framed and hung on the wall. You can show off your miniatures in this shadowbox.

The Shadowbox tutorial


Wall Diorama

Make a spectacular Wall diorama for your miniatures

This is a project that takes you through the construction of a wonderful wall diorama How to make a Big Wall Diorama for your fantasy miniatures



Are you a spy or a peeping tom? The shadowbox

Another wonderful dioram Sometimes a shadowbox or diorama is a miniature scene frozen in time. And sometimes it is also a puzzle to be carefully put together. Check out this shadowbox built by a web visitor (Luis) . Are you a spy or a peeping tom shadowbox


Make your Own Shadowbox Diorama

Darice 9184-76 Natural Wood Shadow Box Frame





Swing Design Chroma Shadow Box Frame, 5 by 7-Inch, Charcoal Gray





Swing Design Display Shadow Box, Black, 12" by 12"





BarnwoodUSA 16 by 20 Shadow Box Frames - Rustic Reclaimed Wood

This BarnWoodUSA rustic 16x20 inch picture frame will give a 3D look to your pictures, mementos, artwork, etc. It is made of rustic-looking reclaimed wood and therefore, you can find random nail holes, knots, etc.

This handcrafted picture frame shadow box can hold any 19.5 X 15.5 inch photograph. The depth is 2.75 inch. For easy installation, we have included saw tooth hangers with our shadow box frames. You can use it for table top display as well.
  • It is made of 100% up-cycled reclaimed wood.

  • The outer dimensions are 17.5W X 21.5H X 2¾D inches.

  • It comes with plexi glass front, backing, and hanger.

  • It is sturdy and durable.


Will's Book on Diorama Making

Will's Book

How to Make Fantasy and Medieval Dioramas

This books shows you how to make fantasy and medieval dioramas using many commonly available tools and materials. There are over 100 pictures and illustrations showing you how to make great dioramas in fantasy and medieval styles. Chapters include basics, water effects, terrain tips and special effects like electricity and small motors. Tutorials include how to use foam, plaster of paris and paper mache to make great looking dioramas.