Pinterest Try: Holiday Shadow Box

There are Holiday crafts galore on Pinterest this year! I had a hard time narrowing down one that I wanted to take on, but finally I settled on a Holiday Shadow Box. The only problem with this is that there weren’t any directions on how to make it. The great thing about it though, is that everyone can customize it to their own décor colors. The end result is supposed to look like this:

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The supplies needed are: a shadow box, scrapbook paper (matching the size of your box), double sided glue or spray adhesive, small ornaments or bells, and a sticker or vinyl making machine like a cricut.

I first worked on the inside of the shadow box. I chose to use a 10in. x 10in. box. I would suggest if you can find one to get one more rectangular like the one in the example picture above. It will allow you to use bigger letters and have you message stand out more. First I cut the scrapbook paper (I used glitter paper) to the size of the shadow box.

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Once the paper is cut to the proper size go ahead and glue it with double sided tape or with spray adhesive. Then you’re ready to put your ornaments or bells inside your box. I ended up using 2 packages of two different sizes (Michael’s has great deals on these!).

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Then attach the back and you’re halfway there! Once it’s all closed up you can shake the around lightly to get them where you want.

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Now just to add your stickers or letters to finish up. If you can find a sticker set with the phase you want in the correct size that’s a great way to go, but I wasn’t able to find any that fit how I wanted. I used my mother in laws cricut vinyl cutter to cut out my letters. I wanted my “Merry” and “Bright” to stand out so I made them larger then the others. If you are going to use a cricut let me know in the comments below and I’m happy to share the letter sizes I used! While I love how you can personalize it exactly how you want, the cricut letters are tricky as you have to place each individual letter.

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I was over the moon happy with how my shadow box turned out! It matches my holiday décor perfectly!

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