DIY V-Day Gift» Easy I Heart U Shadowbox


I wanted to make something for my husband for Valentine’s Day 2013. Every year, we just go out to dinner and that’s basically our gift to each other. This year, some DIYs sparked my interest. I was really surprised how easy it was to make this shadowbox.


1 Template – download here
1 5×7 Shadowbox (purchased for $9.99 at Michaels)
1 Sheet 8×11 White Construction Paper or cardstock
1 Sheet 8×11 Colored Construction Paper or cardstock
double sided tape or glue
Exacto Knife


Using the template on White paper, I added the date to commemorate this Valentine’s Day using Photoshop. After printing and resizing the printout to fit the 5×7 shadowbox, I used an Exacto Knife to cut out the pop up. Finally tape or glue the pop up to the Colored paper. Fit the pop up into the shadowbox and you’re done!

It took me about 30 minutes to print, construct, and finish.

Happy Valentine’s Day!



Author: dietingfashion

I'm a mom of 2 girls. I struggled to lose the baby weight the second time around and by blogging my struggles helped me deal with a lot of the stress. During my struggles, I had random strangers ask me "How far along are you?" or "When are you due?" I was embarrassed. Most of the time I told them the truth, that I had given birth X months before. There were a couple of times I lied and said what they wanted to hear. When I was at a normal weight, I then struggled to find what clothes fit me. Everything about fashion went out the door and I had to re-learn what clothes and sizes fit my post pregnancy body the 2nd time around.

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