diy video: shadowboxes with moomah

last week we were introduced to a fantastic new creative arts cafe in manhattan called moomah. i was immediately blown away by the concept- and the fabulous interiors- at moomah so i decided to drop tracey and jacqueline a line to see if they’d let me pop by for a quick DIY project.

thankfully they were game and today they’re sharing a wonderful DIY shadowbox project that’s perfect for kids and adults alike (you can pick up affordable shadowboxes at ikea). whether you’re looking to spend more time with your children, or just create a keepsake to remember a special event or place in your life moomah’s diy project is a great way to an hour or two on a weekend afternoon.

if you’re in the nyc area be sure to drop by moomah for a class, a bite to eat, or just some quality time spent in an a positive, child-friendly environment. the interiors (including the bathrooms!) are reason-enough to visit in my book, so drop by their website or shop (161 hudson street, nyc) for more information. thanks so much to tracey, jacqueline, and everyone at moomah for letting me stop by on a busy friday afternoon (the noise is the background of the video is proof that moomah is already swinging and open for business).

*music in the video is “die die die” by the avett brothers, who’ve been on constant repeat in my house for months.


What is the product called at Ikea? I searched shadow box and display box and it didn’t turn up any results.


it’s cute, but sort of looks like a forest fire. Poor bear is awfully close to the flames!


i hope you’ve checked out the avett bros. new EP I and Love and You. amazing.


Old small dresser drawers can be used, or cigar boxes or any small sturdy box or maybe two or three picture frames from $ store glued on on top of the other?

I love shadow boxes!!!!