Tuesday, February 16, 2010

*sweet as candy*

Today, I have a fun little shadow box project to share with you. These are super-easy to put together, and make for a lovely gift. This particular shadow box was made for my daughter as a gift for her birthday next month. She has the biggest sweet tooth I have ever seen, and will just love this little candy shoppe wall hanging...





First, we'll start of with the lid to a papier mache box and we'll paint the outside and inside edges...



Once that dries, we'll adhere a piece of glittered cardstock inside. American Crafts makes some wonderful glittered cardstock that comes in a wide array of colors...



Now we'll start making our candy "shelf." This particular box lide measures 4 3/4" x 6 3/4." So, I cut a piece of patterned paper that measures 5" x 6 3/4." Get out your bone folder and a ruler so that we can begin scoring. Make your first score 1/2" from the edge of the paper...



Your second score will be made 7/8" from the previous score...



Now, repeat the same scores on the opposite end of the paper...



Fold along your scores, and apply adhesive to all but one tab. Leave one of the 7/8" sections without adhesive. This will be the top of your shelf...



Adhere the shelf to the inside of the box...



Next, add a silver pipe cleaner around the inside top edge of the box...



Take your stickers (these are made by American Crafts), and adhere the to a piece of white cardstock. Trim around the stickers, leaving a little tab at the bottom...



Use a bone folder and ruler to score the tabs of your candy jars. The tabs will then be adhered to to top oof the shelf. I used small dots of hot glue for adhesive. Then, add a little piece of trim along the edge of the shelf...



Use more of the American Crafts stickers, some of their mini jewel brads, and pop dots to create your store's sign...



Almost done! Run around the edge of the box with some decorative tape for an added touch...



Finally, make a hanger for your shadow box. I used more of the same scalloped velvet trim and some American Crafts pearl brads to create mine...



And, we're done! I hope that you enjoyed this fun project, and that it inspires you to create your own shadowboxes.

12 comments:

Callista said...

way too cute Holly!

Mel G said...

Love it!!!!!!!

Melonie said...

Super cute! Hazel will love it!

Jocelyn said...

Oh Holly...this is so Awesome...I LOVE IT!!!

Thanks for the how to!!!!

Wishing you a great day!!! :-)

~Sasha Farina~ said...

how schweeeeet!!! love!

Michelle said...

I never knew that I needed silver pipe cleaners! Hazel will adore the wall hanging.

Amber Zimmerman said...

Way cute! Love your tutorials. =)

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yudis said...
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yudis said...

cute creative

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Nishant said...

this is so Awesome...I LOVE IT
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