Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Shadow Box

Hello friends!
Today I wanted to share with you a Christmas shadow box I created
 using a vintage silverware drawer!


 
Start with an old silverware drawer which can be found at thrift or antiques stores.
My drawer was already the perfect color of red but you can paint your drawer to match your theme.




 
I wanted to create more sections for my shadow box so I cut pieces of cardboard down to fit into the drawer. Now whats really nice about that is being able to make the sections as long or short as I want for making the perfect customized shadow box.





 
Now comes the fun part! Collecting pieces for your shadow box! I had fun looking through all of my Christmas supplies finding small things that I wanted to add!


 


 
Now you can paint or cover the edges of the drawer. I used Tim Holtz Tissue Tape that had a snowflake pattern to cover the edges. It looked really good and being adhesive, it was a really quick an easy way to cover the edges. Decide what paper you want in each of your sections and glue down. Once you have glued the paper to the cardboard inserts, you can add glue along the back edge and glue them to the drawer. I used Aleene's Craft Glue for a good secure hold.





 
Now you can just keep adding and layering until you achieve your desired look!





 
The scrapbook paper used for this shadow box is by October Afternoon, from the Very Merry line.
This cute image below and a few of the others is from an ephemera pack by K & Company. You can find the pack at Hobby Lobby. The vintage Santa was purchased from an Antique shop.






 
The "25" bingo wooden number is by Maya Road and comes in a full set of numbers in black or red. The Bottle Brush tree was also purchased at Hobby Lobby.






Here are the 2 vintage images used for this shadow box.



 




Wishing you all a lovely start to the week!

Lindsey

27 comments:

Sarita Boyette said...

Such a beautiful shadow box - so pretty! Love the bottle brush tree & the vintage Santa and the papers you used are so festive!

LiLi M. said...

I always love shadow boxes and letter trayish things. I think this is one of the best items you have shown us this year (okay I'll admit it is very hard to choose ;-)! Thanks for inspiration girls and have a Merry week to start the festivities....

The Rusty Teapot said...

!Ladies You have topped the cake! This is Magnificent! Stunning! & So Sweet! I LoVe iT!

The French Bear said...

It's beautiful!!!! What a lovely idea!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

April C said...

Just beautiful! I love the little plastic Santa. My Mom had a few of those for decorations growing up but they are long gone now.

A Vintage Chic said...

Absolutely fantastic, Lindsey! You have such a knack for putting things together so beautifully! Love everything in your shadowbox--what a Christmas treasure!

Hope you're both having a wonderful day!

Julie

Denise said...

I love shadow boxes in general but this one is extra special.I love it.

Tamera @ the Stone Fence Cottage said...

I love it!! AND I happen to have a couple of those trays laying around!!!
I have so enjoyed your inspiration and ideas this christmas!

Cindy Marquis said...

I love your shadowbox. I did one with the 7 gypsies printer's tray and had so much fun adding all the stuff. Thanks for sharing.

Debby said...

Oh my Gosh, I love this idea. It is so cute.

Shelley said...

Love this...I will be on the look out for one of those drawers now....blessings

Loretta said...

Wow! I just love this. Your crafts seem to get better and better every time I drop by your lovely blog! This is ADORABLE!

Loretta said...

Wow! I just love this. Your crafts seem to get better and better every time I drop by your lovely blog! This is ADORABLE!

Nan said...

Love the shadow box and what a great idea to make a Christmas one.

barncat said...

This is beautiful, I love it! I'd love to make one just like it, thanks for the tips!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Absolutely the best idea for an old silverware drawer and makes the cutest Christmas shadowbox ever! Great work! Christmas blessings, Tammy

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Oh so very cute, Lindsey! great job!

I actually have a vintage silverwear drawer in my kitchen! It has about 100 coats of paint in it and it's all gummy and yuck!yours is much better! :)

Rizzi said...

OH, SO LOVELY, YOU DID A GREAT JOB CREATING. LOVE THE VINTAGE LOOK. RIZZI

Cheryl@MySistersCottage said...

Love this idea and can't wait to try it...thanks for sharing!

Sweetina said...

Hi Girls!
This is the sweetest shadowbox I have ever seen!!!
Thank you so much for sharing the process with us!
A real Heirloom.
Merry Christmas
xoxTina

Anne Fannie said...

That is amazing. You are so talented!
Hugs, Ann

julia said...

this is so adorable! You are so creative. I am totally stealing this. thanks for sharing!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I just found this project on Pinterest, and I love it! So glad you shared it. laurie

E said...

Hi ladies somehow I missed this a while back but saw it today on pinterest, what a fun idea ! Thanks for sharing, E in TN

ohiofarmgirl said...

I am going wed to see if I can find a tray..wish me luck! Dianntha

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