Palm Leaf Shadow Box Art PB knockoff

This post contains a super easy palm leaf shadow box art PB knockoff that anyone can recreate and display. It’s the first post in the Seasonal Simplicity ‘Summer Series’ hosted by my sweet friend Krista.

Hello sweet friends. I hope you’re doing well. Did you have a good weekend? I hope so. I had a wonderful Mother’s day on Sunday. My kiddies made the day so special for me,  from my youngest son, cooking a gorgeous breakfast for everyone in the family, my daughter helping him clean up afterwards (that’s always sooo welcomed) and then my eldest and his girlfriend gifting me the prettiest plant and some of my favourite little things.
We then drove by my momma’s house and gifted her some pretty flowers and held up a giant sign wishing her a happy Mother’s Day. I think she appreciated the fact that we did it in a quiet way and din’t honk the horn or made a huge spectacle …lol

I miss hugging my parents sooo much. They looked so cute and somehow more huggable than ever. 🙂 

Today I’m excited to share with you this super easy DIY project which was inspired by THIS Pottery Barn Art.
Hubby helped me by making the shadow boxes out of plywood and simple 1×2’s.

I think they look so cool and I love the price point as well. Compared to $400 !!! 

I took photos of the process with a regular piece of paper while testing it out. Once I was happy with the result, I used a large piece of kraft paper to get a larger version.

1. Fold your paper in an accordion form.

2. Unfold and cut small slits along the folds.

3. Cut a curve along the top of the accordion as shown.

4. Repeat on the other side.

5. Fold at the middle upwards.

6. Make a second ‘accordion’, repeat step 3, 4 and 5 and attach to the bottom of first accordion.

7. Roll a piece of paper into a cylinder and attach to the bottom of the fan.

Hubby made a simple shadow box by using a piece of plywood and 1×2 . I painted and attached the palm using hot glue to the center of the frame.

I need hubby to hang them for me so for now, I’m resting them on the sideboard. 

A funny thing happened while I was looking for something downstairs: I realized I have actual faux palm leaves and I could have  just spray painted them white and mounted them onto the shadow box. Oh well. I still love the way they turned out but that would be an easier alternative and pretty much a similar price point. Here are the leaves that I have.

I hope you enjoyed this little craft. Please don’t forget to check out the rest of the amazing crafts below. A HUGE thank you to my friend Krista for putting this hop together.


How to Seed a New Lawn from Scratch at The Happy Housie
DIY Palm Leaf Shadow Art Box (PB Knockoff) at Craftberry Bush
How to Make an Outdoor Pallet Tabletop at My Sweet Savannah
DIY Outdoor Planter with Candle at Clean & Scentsible
DIY Hanging Patio Garden at Tatertots and Jello

DIY Outdoor Candle Holders at The Handmade Home
DIY Painted Coasters at My 100 Year Old Home
Outdoor Tabletop Herb Garden at Inspiration for Moms
DIY Modern Sun Art at Cassie Bustamante

DIY Shell Candles at Finding Silver Pennies
DIY Beaded Garden Markers at Zevy Joy
Easy DIY Macrame and Driftwood Wall Hanging at Dans Le Lake House
DIY Printed Fern Art at Satori Design for Living

DIY Criss Cross Outdoor Planters at She Gave it a Go
Coastal Coaster DIY at Rambling Renovators
Stamped Spoon Garden Markers at Life is a Party
Summer Porch Updates at Taryn Whiteaker Designs