Shadow Box Make Over






I've been scouting around for a while, looking for a shadow box to make over. I finally found one at GW for the right price.



The paper in this shadow box was puckered and in need of some new lining.



This is all I used for the project: my trusty glue gun, scissors, burlap and shells.



I managed to save most of the cute picture that came with the frame, I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it. I scrapped everything off using one of my favorite tools, a butter knife.



I cut a square of burlap slightly larger than I needed and glued it to the inside surface of the box.



I trimmed to fit after it was glued. I learned that burlap is tricky and it's better to guesstimate larger than you need.




I simply arranged, then glued my shells the way I liked them.



As for the frame, I used some straw like texture, burlapy looking ribbon and simply hot glued it around the frame.



I embellished the frame with pale wooden letters and small shells.




This was pretty easy to make and was a lot of fun!




Linked to:

The Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursday

My Romantic Home for Show And Tell Friday





..: Shadow Box Make Over

Sunday, May 16

Shadow Box Make Over






I've been scouting around for a while, looking for a shadow box to make over. I finally found one at GW for the right price.



The paper in this shadow box was puckered and in need of some new lining.



This is all I used for the project: my trusty glue gun, scissors, burlap and shells.



I managed to save most of the cute picture that came with the frame, I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it. I scrapped everything off using one of my favorite tools, a butter knife.



I cut a square of burlap slightly larger than I needed and glued it to the inside surface of the box.



I trimmed to fit after it was glued. I learned that burlap is tricky and it's better to guesstimate larger than you need.




I simply arranged, then glued my shells the way I liked them.



As for the frame, I used some straw like texture, burlapy looking ribbon and simply hot glued it around the frame.



I embellished the frame with pale wooden letters and small shells.




This was pretty easy to make and was a lot of fun!




Linked to:

The Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursday

My Romantic Home for Show And Tell Friday





8 Comments:

At May 16, 2010 at 2:30 PM , Blogger The Happy Homemaker said...

LOVE this!What a great idea:)

 
At May 16, 2010 at 7:56 PM , Blogger Alyssa Barnett said...

This is really cute! I love the embellishments on the outside of the box!

Alyssa
lifeoflyssie.com

 
At May 17, 2010 at 9:00 AM , Blogger Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

She sells sea shells...

Oh wow! I adore this project. What a wonderful metamorphosis.

Please stop by and see my project. It only took 23 years to complete.

 
At May 18, 2010 at 8:38 AM , Blogger {All Thingz Related} said...

My favorite part is the little wooden letters! Thanks for joining us for Anything Related!
~Bridgette

 
At May 20, 2010 at 5:25 PM , Blogger Ashley Ann said...

Oh! I love that!!! Especially with the burlap, and those little letters... it's wonderful! I may have to borrow this idea! :)

 
At May 21, 2010 at 8:35 PM , Blogger Grannys Attic said...

How pretty! Found so seashells at a YS today.
Thanks for sharing, Vicky

 
At May 24, 2010 at 4:49 PM , Blogger Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

Nice project. I would love it if you would link this up in Modern Craftswoman Monday. Very well done. Rory

 
At May 25, 2010 at 8:24 AM , Blogger Carmie, the Single Nester said...

Oh my gosh! Just found your blog and I love everything about it! Can't wait to read more!!

 

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