Father’s Day project by Shellye McDaniel!

Father’s Day project by Shellye McDaniel!

Good morning SCT friends!  We are excited to have our sweet friend and designer Shellye McDaniel joining us today for a beautiful Father's Day project you can recreate for the special guy in your life!

"Give dad a memorable keepsake this Father’s Day with an embellished shadow-box frame!

Shellye McDaniel-Shadowbox Frame For Dad1


Supplies: Shadow-box Frame (Sierra Pacific Crafts); black spray paint (Krylon); burlap (DCWV); striped paper (Authentique); marble paper (Authentique); banner die cut (Authentique); sticker letters (October Afternoon); brads (My Mind’s Eye); cork hearts (Little Yellow Bicycle)

I started with an unpainted 6.5”W X 5.5”H X 1.5”D wooden shadow-box from Sierra Pacific Crafts.  The box came with a removable glass top for a nice finishing touch.  For the trim of the box and the photo mats, I used paper from Authenitque’s “Durable” Collection. 

Shellye McDaniel-Shadowbox Frame For Dad5

Because the box has so many dimensions with the six divided areas inside, I chose to spray paint the entire piece black.  Next, I cut paper mats and burlap pieces to fit into the divided areas and glued them in place. 

Shellye McDaniel-Shadowbox Frame For Dad3

With the glass removed you can see all of the clean-and-simple details.  The banner strip that was originally 5.25” wide was cut in half and then each piece fan folded to create a fun 3-D banner on each side of the center photo.  I used foam adhesive to attach the photos into place.

Shellye McDaniel-Shadowbox Frame For Dad4

Small cork hearts, dimensional brads and sticker letters complete a simple sentiment in the bottom center. 

Shellye McDaniel-Shadowbox Frame For Dad2

The finished shadow-box fits comfortably on an easel or stand alone.  Such a perfect addition for dad’s desk with his favorite people inside!" ~ Shellye

To see more of Shellye's beautiful work, be sure to visit her blog here!  You can also find Shellye's beautiful work on Instagram at shellye819!

Thank you Shellye for sharing this sweet Father's Day project!


2015-06-15T10:05:50-04:00June 15th, 2015|Craft it Monday, Projects & Tutorials|


  1. Glenda June 15, 2015 at 11:47 am

    What a wonderful idea and you could adapt it for any other occasion , loving it. Thanks for the inspiration .

  2. barbara macaskill June 15, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    LOVE this awesome masculine shadow box! Great collection and love the finished project! TFS!

  3. Christine Kiehl June 15, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    Wicked cool idea! Love the burlap backgrounds and the photo top and center!

  4. Dorina D June 16, 2015 at 12:22 am

    Very nice and a fun tutorial.

  5. jennifer reynard June 17, 2015 at 11:04 am

    Holy smackers, I just love this idea! Now I know what to make for my husband for Father’s day! Brilliant!

  6. Judy June 19, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    Love this little shadowbox Shellye. Thanks for sharing with us.

Comments are closed.