FAQ: How To Make A Marine Corps Shadow Box?

What should be in a military shadow box?

By tradition, shadow boxes are typically presented to members of the military upon retirement. These shadow boxes will usually contain the various medals and awards a person has earned through a military career, the flags of both their country and their military service branch, and their final badge of rank.

How do you display a shadow box?

The most popular method for displaying shadow boxes is to simply hang them on the wall. Select a prominent place in a den, living room or study and hang them with common finishing nails. Choose wood or stain colors that match the decor in the room for a more appealing display.

How deep should a shadow box be?

A shadow box is essentially a framed box, just a few inches deep and often outfitted with a shelf or two, that holds collectibles, cherished mementos, and other small objects. And it’s functional too! The glass front protects the contents from dust and damage.

How do you arrange medals in a shadow box?

If you are hanging military medals, you must place them in order of the highest honor. Place military medals highest in the shadow box, followed by ribbons and then badges.

What do you put in a shadow box?

Here are some things that I have seen around Pinterest on what to add inside a shadow box:

  1. paper flowers, paper butterflies or pressed flowers.
  2. memorabilia such as photos, concert tickets, wedding invitations, birth announcements, sports tickets, theater tickets.

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