If you are like me and love collecting little knickknacks, then you are probably always looking for a unique way to display them. Well, today I have super fun project that helps you to display those little knickknacks in a unique way. Today I will be showing you how to make a pop of color triangle shadow box!

Now you may be asking, what is a pop of color triangle shadow box? A pop of color triangle shadow box is basically what it sounds like. It is a triangle shadow box that is painted three colors on the inside, so you can rotate it to get a ”new color” to set your knickknacks on. For example, in the DIY that I will be showing you today, I painted the inside of my shadow box orange, green, and blue. To get a better idea of how this shadow box works, make sure you scroll down to the final photos below.

Before hopping into this DIY, I will say that you have two options when it comes to putting your triangle shadow box together. You can either hot glue it together or nail it together. Obviously, the nails would make the shadow box sturdier (especially if you are using a heaver wood). However, if you know that this item is only going to be used for decorative purposes and will not get handled too much, then you can use hot glue. Also, if you are using a lighter wood like Balsa wood, hot glue would work just fine.


  • 3 Pieces of Wood (the size of the wood I used was 3 inches by 9 inches)
  • White Paint
  • 3 Other Colors of Paint
  • Foam Brush
  • Hot Glue Gun + Glue Sticks or Hammer + Nails (not pictured)

Step 1: Paint each of your wooden pieces in a different color. However, only paint one side of the wooden piece and then set all 3 pieces aside to dry.

Step 2: Now either glue or hammer your 3 pieces of wood together in the shape of a triangle. To do this, simple connect two pieces of wood at one corner, then attach your third piece of wood at another corner, and finally attach the last corner.

Step 3: Once your triangle shadow box has been put together, paint the entire thing white and set it aside to dry.

When your pop of color triangle shadow box is dried, you are ready to display it and use it!

As you can see from the above photos, the shadow box can be rotated to reveal a new color! I think this would be perfect to set on top of a bookshelf and would be an easy way to update a space.

With all that being said, I designed this shadow box to be sitting on something. Meaning, this shadow box is designed to sit on a table and not hang on the wall. However, if you went the hammer and nails route, you could easily turn this into a wall shadow box. Personally, I liked the look of it sitting but (like most of my DIYs) there is a lot of room for your own customization!

If you made this pop of color triangle shadow box, what 3 colors would you use?

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