How Do I Shadow Box Fishing Lures?

How Do I Shadow Box Fishing Lures?A shadow box allows you to preserve and display mementos or collectibles. The practical use of a shadow box can extend to the fishing world as well. Antique lures or lures used to catch a large, first or record fish can be mounted as part of a display in a shadow box. A shadow box can create an attractive wall display for a den or work area.


Difficulty: Easy

How to:

Things You’ll Need:
  • Pliers
  • Glass cleaner and paper towel
  • Backing material
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue
  • Wood dowel
  • Knife
  • Pictures and other items
Step 1
Place a shadow box face down on a work surface. Remove the back from the box by bending or removing the tabs used to hold the back in place with a pair of pliers if necessary.
Step 2
Spray the inside of the shadow box glass with glass cleaner and wipe away any dirt, debris or smudges with paper towel.
Step 3
Cover the inside of the shadow box back with cloth or paper. Choose a covering for the back that will blend with the theme of a fishing lure shadow box display. Cut the material or paper to size with scissors and glue it in place with drops of hot glue around the edges of the back.
Step 4
Place pictures, newspaper clippings, coiled fishing line, a fishing license and other items on the covered back of the shadow box. Do not glue them in place at this point. Experiment with different arrangements of the items.
Step 5
Glue the items in place with drops of hot glue. Position the lure or lures so they display prominently. Use a short length of wood dowel to position the lure out from the back of the shadow box. Cut the dowel with a knife and hot glue it in place. Place a small drop of hot glue on the tip of the dowel and attach the lure so it stands in relief of the other items.
Step 6
Place the back onto the shadow box and clip it in place.

Article Written By Keith Dooley

Keith Dooley has a degree in outdoor education and sports management. He has worked as an assistant athletic director, head coach and assistant coach in various sports including football, softball and golf. Dooley has worked for various websites in the past, contributing instructional articles on a wide variety of topics.

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