There's just something about the arts--whether it be poetry, blog posts or crafts--that has often called to me in the middle of the night, and it's impossible to ignore its invite into the world of creativity.
So yes, in the wee hours of the morning, I'd just finished this wonderful craft project: the Do-It-Yourself Personalized Initial Shadowbox.
- A box! (e.g. the top of an old shoebox or any other box you have).
- Stencil of Initial(s)
- Decorative Items--stickers, scrapbook paper, embellishments
- Glue (I used a glue stick and Krazy Glue) and/or Double sided tape
- Thick paper/cardboard
- Scotch Restickable Strips (for mounting)
I printed simple "X" and "J" designs--the initials of my son and stepson--onto regular printer paper.
Then, I cut the designs out.
STEP 3: Create Pop-Ups and Glue Them Onto Initials
After folding the strips to create 3D square, use glue or tape to keep them together. I used Krazy Glue. Then, glue one side of the pop-up to the back of the initial, pressing firmly for 30 seconds.
I cleaned up a wooden Circo box that came with my son's lacing blocks, but you can use the top of an old shoebox.
I liked the natural wood color of my box so I left it as is, but you can paint your box whatever color you'd like.
Glue your pop-ups to your box in a design pattern of your choice.
Your Personalized Initial Shadowbox is done!
I plan on mounting the box on the wall once I can acquire some Scotch Restickable Strips.
I think it will make a lovely addition to our decor.
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