DIY Holiday Shadow Box

December 6, 2015

Sharing is caring!Share on Facebook86Pin on Pinterest1.7kTweet about this on TwitterShare on StumbleUpon0

Here it is! The last big holiday craft of the year! And, it’s part of a giant blog-hop hosted by CountryLiving.com and Hometalk.com (so don’t forget to take a peek at the bottom of this post to see all the amazing projects for the season) … I say the last ‘big’ one because… Christmas isn’t over until it’s over.  It’s only three weeks away, but, I haven’t even touched my gift wrap yet! *wink* This time I tried a little something new, and created a DIY Holiday Shadow box, complete with bottle brush trees, miniature (and completely adorable) Santa, snowflakes… the whole nine. But the best part? Most of these are dollar store items, so once you find a frame you like, the investment stays pretty small. (This post may contain affiliate links. This means, should you end up making a purchase, advertisers give me a small percentage of that sale, at absolutely NO EXTRA COST to you. Click here for full disclosures).

I need to make this! Tutorial on the cutest holiday wall art, ever! DIY Holiday Shadow Box, with snow, santa, and brush bottle trees!

First as always, supplies…

I need to make this! Tutorial on the cutest holiday wall art, ever! DIY Holiday Shadow Box, with snow, santa, and brush bottle trees!

The main part of this project is going to go pretty quick. I glued directly onto my Shadow Box backing. A few blocks of styrofoam are hot-glued in place to hold the pretty stuff, coming up. I draped my faux snow (aka my $1 tree skirt) over the styrofoam. and glued it all into place.

I need to make this! Tutorial on the cutest holiday wall art, ever! DIY Holiday Shadow Box, with snow, santa, and brush bottle trees!

Next I prepped my adorable Santa Claus. I painted a couple popsicle sticks a festive red and glued them onto his little feet —  he now has the most perfect little skis. Cute factor is rising! Then i inserted a toothpick into his foot mechanism and hot-glued it into place, now he’s ready to get stuck into my styrofoam supports.

I need to make this! Tutorial on the cutest holiday wall art, ever! DIY Holiday Shadow Box, with snow, santa, and brush bottle trees!

Same goes for the bottle-brush trees, everything gets hot-glued into place.

I need to make this! Tutorial on the cutest holiday wall art, ever! DIY Holiday Shadow Box, with snow, santa, and brush bottle trees!

Add a few inexpensive (but adorable details), like snowballs, snowflakes, and whatever else you choose — and you’re ready to go.

I need to make this! Tutorial on the cutest holiday wall art, ever! DIY Holiday Shadow Box, with snow, santa, and brush bottle trees!

I set my little guy up for a snowball fight. ;)

I need to make this! Tutorial on the cutest holiday wall art, ever! DIY Holiday Shadow Box, with snow, santa, and brush bottle trees!

Next, I found a font and phrase I liked — in my case, “Dreaming of a White Christmas”, and printed it out onto paper, to trace out with glass paint. Tape it to the inside of your glass, facing out, and you’ve got the perfect map to outline your pretty scripted phrase.

I need to make this! Tutorial on the cutest holiday wall art, ever! DIY Holiday Shadow Box, with snow, santa, and brush bottle trees!

Wait for everything to dry, and then pop your Shadow Box back together. In no time you’ve got some modern, 3D, festive fun. This project is perfect for hanging anywhere or standing up on mantels and buffets. So versatile.

I need to make this! Tutorial on the cutest holiday wall art, ever! DIY Holiday Shadow Box, with snow, santa, and brush bottle trees!

I had trouble deciding where I liked it the most. Against the brick, on our mantel is fun…

I need to make this! Tutorial on the cutest holiday wall art, ever! DIY Holiday Shadow Box, with snow, santa, and brush bottle trees! I need to make this! Tutorial on the cutest holiday wall art, ever! DIY Holiday Shadow Box, with snow, santa, and brush bottle trees!

Don’t forget to Pin, for later! And follow along on Hometalk with the hashtag #homeforchristmas!

I need to make this! Tutorial on the cutest holiday wall art, ever! DIY Holiday Shadow Box, with snow, santa, and brush bottle trees!

If you liked this post, you might also like my “DIY Holiday Pallet Sign” post, here, or click the image below.

holiday-pallet-sign-lighted-PIN4

I need to make this! Tutorial on the cutest holiday wall art, ever! DIY Holiday Shadow Box, with snow, santa, and brush bottle trees!

This project is part of a giant blog-hop, hoping to get your festive, holiday juices flowing. There is tons of inspiration to spare, i hope you’ll hop around a bit and check out all of these amazing DIY crafts and projects!  —>

home-for-holidays-bloghop

35 thoughts on “DIY Holiday Shadow Box

  1. Pingback: Candy Pink Meets Traditional - Canadian Holiday Homes Tour - Fresh Crush

  2. Pingback: Dollar Tree DIY Christmas Decor – Jingle Bell Shadow Box – Angela East

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *