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DIY Christmas Ornament Shadowbox Tutorial
Last year we got a steal of a deal on one of those fireplace heaters for our kitchen. We use it daily in the winter as a heater and even when it’s not cold enough to use the heat, I like to turn just the flames on because they’re pretty! I shopped some of the great Black Friday week sales on home decor and grabbed garland and fairy lights. I bought a 7 pack of flameless candles. I arranged everything on the mantel and it looked great, but there was just something missing. I had a project in mind that I thought might complete the look. Thanks to a delightful afternoon-long Landon nap, I was able to get in some craft time!
Here’s what you’ll need to make a similar shadowbox:
:: A fairly deep shadowbox (ours is a 9×9 inch box from IKEA)
:: ornaments (we used mini ornaments)
:: background for picture frame (we used a piece of glitter heat transfer vinyl. Other ideas include scrapbook paper, fabric or tissue/wrapping paper)
How to make:
- Cover the shadowbox insert with whatever background material you decided to use. I used gold glitter heat transfer vinyl. I didn’t really want to waste my pricey HTV but it was SO sparkly and the color was perfect, so it made it a little easier to sacrifice.
- Fill the box with however many ornaments you’d like.
- Place insert on the back of the shadowbox.
- Wipe down the glass front with rubbing alcohol and then affix your vinyl.
- I tipped my shadowbox back and forth until the ornaments were sitting how I wanted them.
- Place on shelf or wall and admire the simple beauty!
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