Video | Ikea hack, How to make a shadow box/box frame

DIY Shadowbox frame

This week’s Youtube video is now live and I am showing you how I use the Ribba frame from Ikea to make box frames ( shadowbox’s). These are really fun to make and you can experiment and play around with different materials, papers and fabrics. 

Have a peep of the video below and let me know if you plan on making them or if you have made some already I would love to see. You can tag me on Instagram @daintydressdiaries. I hope you enjoy this weeks video and don’t forget to subscribe for more videos. 

Thanks for stopping by,





  1. Orla McCarthy
    April 13, 2017 / 4:50 pm

    Hi Catherine, just in relation to the inkjet fabric sheets, the company don't post to Ireland through amazon?

  2. Catherine Carton
    April 13, 2017 / 6:18 pm

    Hiya Orla, If you go to the site they and search anklet fabric sheets you should be able to find a seller that ships to Ireland on the english site x

  3. Shauna Leahy
    April 14, 2017 / 11:13 am

    Hi Catherine, Imy having a nighymare trying to find the right glue. I tried to order the one you used in the video from amazon but I'm having problems with supplies. What other glues would you recommend please 😊xx

  4. Catherine Carton
    April 15, 2017 / 6:33 am

    Hiya x I got my glue from Inspiring ideas, also Evans art supplie os really good too and I think they sell that glue. Another option is to use a hot glue gun. You can get one of these cheap enough in the likes of tiger and crafts shops x

  5. Emily
    August 31, 2017 / 9:53 pm

    Hi. Can you PLEASE HELP ME. I Feel so annoyed and silly. I was trying to make a ribba frame using scrabble lettering. But I can't close the back securely. Can you please help me, what am i doing wrong. Could you please do a step by step wording. I've watched your YouTube video at least 10 times. Still can't figure it out. I know you don't show the assembling of the frame. Could you please show me. I'm at my witts end here, feeling quite useless to be honest. Even a insta stories clip. Just let me know when it's on. But I could do with it asap. Thanks

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