Emilie Bier Do it Your Self

Holiday Shadowbox Ornament with Mini Action

To create use Mod hodgepodge, holiday minis and a paper mache box, a unique Christmas shadowbox ornament. It was so fun to make!
I’m so excited about this shadowbox ornament project! I’ve wanted to try the shadow box ornament for my Christmas tree, so when the brand asked me the use of your 3-D cube Form, I gladly accepted the challenge. I knew it was something wonderful, what could be done with him.
Sometimes the obvious escapes me, and it was designer (and my friend) Holli, who suggested that I have a little holiday shadowbox ornament. Thank you Holli, I owe you one.
*note: this shadowbox ornament with a Sizzix product is no longer available. If you would like to make an ornament like this, use a square paper mache box how these with the cover removed. Choose one that is larger and deeper than the one proposed below.
holiday Shadowbox Ornament
Collect These Supplies

Sizzix Bigz XL – Cube, Twist 3-D by Karen Burniston
Sizzix Big Shot die cutter
Black photo cardboard, 1 sheet
Mod smorgasbord Silver Shimmer (if you can’t the Silver shimmer, just a sparkle version)
FolkArt acrylic paint – ocean cruise, Winter White
paper mache box-approx. 2.5 – 2.75″ slot
Mini-Christmas ornaments – I bought in a set at Michaels
silver ribbon, 1 yard
Red brads (you can use the buttons to use)
White filling for artificial snow
craft glue
utility knife
scissors
brush
toothpick

you can Mount the cube according to the instructions. Karen Burniston, who die, is very friendly and a video, which you can find here. I let the back of the cube open.
Completely coat the outside of the cube with Mod hodgepodge of silver shimmer. I have on about three layers, so that it is very shimmer-y. I’s all about bling these days. What’s coming over me?
remove the lid from the paper mache box – you won’t need it for this project (but save it for the other). The inside of the box is to keep everything, so paint it with a winter scene. I have both the FolkArt colors my sky and snow. Let dry.
Using the end of your brush to make dots for falling snow. Let dry.
Choose which side of the cube to the front. If you die with Karen’s it includes a pre-cut hole, so that the needs at the top. To cut, use your utility knife a window in the front. Cut slowly and carefully; to trim with scissors, if necessary. time, stick crazy, this is crazy, the best kind! Place the box in the back of the ornament and glue them to the front. Stick the snow in your scene, and then use the silver loop to an overview of the “window.” you’ll see, I use a toothpick with glue, since I needed a thin strip.
After you are done gluing, make sure that you have added some silver ribbon through the hole in the top of the cube so that it will hang as an ornament. To secure with glue. You finished work in the interior of the cube, so you can stick them closed now fold the back. Don’t make you feel like you just finished a major Operation?
Here’s my sweet little ornament tray (along with the color is messed up and my camera lens cover). I have a couple of figures and a tree, and cut off from the hanger.
Glue your miniatures in the shadowbox. I used a toothpick again. Suddenly, I love bonding with toothpicks.
To your shadowbox, add either brads or buttons at the corners with craft glue. You don’t have to be a toothpick, but you are welcome to use if you want to.

thanks for the swing by and see how my shadowbox ornament. I had a blast. I hope that you’ll find some shadow box ornaments try in the future!

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