Hello! How was your weekend? Have you begun to have lovely fall weather? We have, and honestly I could not be happier. I adore fall, it's definitely my favorite time of year. I love sweaters, and spiced chai tea, fall colors, warm (not hot!!) weather with cool evenings, soups, and that lovely snuggle in feeling I get this time of year. And of course, with fall brings Halloween, so today I thought I would start off the Halloween crafting by bringing back a super easy little shadow box I did a couple of years ago on Joli Paquet. Want to join me?
You'll need this sweet vintage image printed onto cardstock. I printed mine on kraft cardstock as I like the color better. To save the image, just double click on it to get the correct size, and right click and save to your computer.
2. Using your sponge brush, paint the inside of the box black.
3. Print and cut out your images. (Note, when cutting out your images you will want to leave a "tab" or space below the image to be folded over later) If your image needs it, go over any of the details with a fine tipped sharpie. You can go ahead and embellish a bit with some Stickles glitter glue here as well.
4. Cut some random cloud shapes out of vintage ledger paper. Once the box is dry, go ahead and glue your little cloud shapes inside.
5. Once your glitter is dry, fold over the little space you left on your image and give it a good crease. Using your strong adhesive you will want to add some glue to the bottom adn place the tree standing upright in your box. Do the same with the little girl. You can place a little block or wooden spool behind the images while they dry to help them stand up.
6. Add a bead of adhesive all the way around the outer edge of your box.
7. Tie on a bit of black ribbon over the glue and tie a bow at the top.
That's it! Maybe 30 minutes start to finish? You could make a series of these little boxes with different images for your mantle. (all different shapes and sizes would be fun) Or make a bunch of them for place settings at a little get together with your art friends. And really, this project is easy enough to do with the kids during an afternoon of craft time!
I hope you will enjoy this little project! I'll hopefully be back with lots of fun things this week...I keep disappearing after my tutorials each week and I don't mean to do that!
Happy crafting, Cerri xoxo