Christmas Shadow Box with Sharyn Sowell

Christmas Shadow Box with Sharyn Sowell

It’s so much fun to give home made Christmas presents and if you’re on my list this year, you might be getting a shadow box! They are so much fun to make.

Christmas Shadow Box with Sharyn Sowell

Here’s how:

1. Take a small sturdy box and cover with the paper of your choice. You will want to choose a die that fits your box well. I used vintage paper throughout.
I glittered the back of my wrapped box by simply rubbing a glue stick on it and dropping mica glitter in, then tapping the excess back into a jar.

Christmas Shadow Box with Sharyn Sowell

2. Using the adhesive you like best, ruffle some paper and stick it on the top of the box as shown. I used a roll of crepe paper glued quick and dirty with my trusty fine tip hot glue gun but you can use any paper and adhesive you like.

Christmas Shadow Box with Sharyn Sowell

3. Fold the paper down so it becomes a “curtain” across the top of your shadow box and glue another piece of paper across the top of the box. This will cover up any messy glue that may have escaped in step #2! Trim the curtain to the length you want. I used scalloped scissors for this.

Christmas Shadow Box with Sharyn Sowell

4. Cut out the die of your choice from card stock. My Holiday 2017 die  is a perfect fit for this kind of project. Fold the bottom of the die cut paper over and glue to the bottom of the box.

Christmas Shadow Box with Sharyn Sowell

5. Now decorate and embellish to your heart’s content. I used pipe cleaners, glitter, baker’s twine,a sprig of wired trim, and two silver star stickers. You can add feet if you want. Mine are hazelnuts.

Christmas Shadow Box with Sharyn Sowell

Christmas Shadow Box with Sharyn Sowell

Sharyn Sowell
Sharyn Sowell's talents include calligraphy, watercolor, cut paper, paper crafts, photography and letterpress printing as well as computer skills. Sharyn is an author and teacher. She teaches worldwide which gives her the opportunity to meet and share her expertise with a wide range of people, while getting inspiration for her own work from around the globe. A proven professional with a long track record, Sharyn designs for diverse companies like Midwest CBK, Sunrise Greetings and York Wallcoverings. She's designed Mrs. Grossman's laser cut stickers, Paper House Productions craft supplies, textiles for Henry Glass, dies for Spellbinders and rubber stamps for Clearsnap. Sharyn’s original art can be seen in the British National Portrait Gallery, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the Orlando Waldorf Astoria. Her covers for Amazon’s Kindle have sold over 2.25 million units and she was twice awarded the Louie Award, the Oscar of the greeting card industry. SHOP NOW

2 Comments

  1. Wow !! That’s such an amazing shadow box!!

  2. This is so pretty! I have been eyeing the kid dies for a while and this is the push I needed! Definitely need to add a few of the awesome kid dies and go on a shadowbox making binge! These will be perfect gifts without breaking the bank! The dies will pay for themselves after making just one of these! TFS!

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