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Frida Kahlo Art: Paper Shadow Boxes DIY

Frida shadow boxes

This Frida Kahlo art: paper shadow boxes DIY is perfect for summer. July is the month that marks both the birth and death of the famous Mexican painter. I thought it would be fitting to make something in her honor to spread inspiration!

Between the papers, the collage sheet and the die design, the mixing and matching was endless. I included links to all the supplies I used, you’ll want to use them for a lot of other projects all year round. For now, it’s all about FRIDA!

I used a die to make these paper shadow boxes, but you can use matchboxes, hot glue on cardboard pieces, mint tines – anything!

Here’s a video tutorial of Frida Kahlo Art: Paper Shadow Boxes DIY I made for you!


Here are the supplies I used:

Sizzix 657900 Big Shot Cutting/Embossing Machine with Extended Multipurpose Platform, Powder Blue/Teal

Shadow Box Die or handmade paper shadow box

Scrapbook paper

Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue Carded, 0.88-Ounce

Frida Collage Sheet


Cut the 12×12 sheets in half and place the paper on top of the die, add the clear pads on the top and bottom and run through the machine.



Assemble your box by folding on the creases and glue the flaps. Cut out the designs from the collage sheet.

Frida shadow boxes

Layer everything in one by one! Check out the video for the step-by-step process of Frida Kahlo Art: Paper Shadow Boxes DIY!


Thanks for checking out my project! Happy crafting!

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