I have decided that shadow boxes do not receive the credit they deserve. By me....I guess. For so long, I have overlooked shadow boxes, thinking they are a little outdated and not of interest to me. My sweet mama was cleaning out her garage and gave me baskets full of craft stuff/junk that she didn't want anymore. Me, being the pack rat, had to take it. I hid them away in my craft closet and one day the light bulb went on and I decided that these little shadow boxes have nothing but potential! They just need attention and some creativity!
HOME SHADOW BOX
- Shadow Box
- Scrapbook Paper
- Spray Adhesive
- Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue
1. Begin by measuring the box and cutting your paper to fit inside.
2. Cut out vinyl and apply to the scrapbook paper. (I use my Cricut to cut out my vinyl)
3. Paint the box and sand the edges if desired.
4. Use spray adhesive to adhere the paper to the inside of the box.
5. Arrange flowers, leaves, twine and hot glue in place.
PLAYROOM SHADOW BOX COLLAGE!
A much more simple version....just some vinyl and black paper applied to painted boxes. Orginally, I wanted to hang them on the wall. But, then I decided I liked them sitting with the extra large clips! The words in each of the boxes is exactly what happens inside this playroom....except I should make one more that says "CLEAN UP YOUR MESS!"
This project was absolutely free for me (you gotta love that). Boxes compliments of mom! I had the paper, vinyl, paint, and flowers all on hand. I LOVE when my creations do not cost much, or better yet free!
I am a regular girl who loves to try and be creative. I am married to a one good looking police officer of a husband who makes me laugh everyday. We have three darling kids, Cooper 8, Charlee 6, and my baby Griffin just turned 2. I find joy in all the good the world has to offer!
Of course all you Gone with the Wind fans know where my name came from. I love all things Halloween (thanks Mom), brightly colored items catch my eye, love to craft-better at replicating that creating but working on this, dabbling into sewing, wanna be foodie and chef, loves to bake-especially cupcakes right now (seriously, who doesn't like cupcakes!), reading if there is ever a spare minute, good friends, and I take pleasure in hanging out with my hubby, two kiddos and extended family.