As a recovering perfectionist, I realize the joy in creating comes not when things are just right, but when I am fine with the results no matter how it turns out! Case in point, a delightful example of a fast project made doable by appreciation for randomness. Let go of “just right” and just GO.
If you have a special photo, shadow boxes are an easy project to start with. They seem intimidating at first, I have been carrying this empty one around for probably 4-5 years, too scared to start it. Any little trinket can go inside, I happened to have my Grandpa’s carpentry measuring stick. Truly, anything you add will add depth and interest. I’d definitely recommend 3-d glue dots to prevent your project from looking too flat. Just have fun, and enjoy the finished product.